Letter No. 4
My dear George
Mama wishes me to write and just tell you your shirts are all aired
and hope they will fit you. We have 8 little chicks and only 2 died.
We have also 13 very nice chickens they are about a month old. The
geese do not turn out very well, not as well as we expected they
would. One only layed 6 eggs before it wanted to set and the other
one still keep laying now. Am glad to tell you little Jane begins to
run a few steps. She always goes by the name of Harken. Mama is
very tired so I wrote to you for her. We have had the house coloured
it has also been whitewashed inside so she has been very busy. Do
they take young ladies if so I should be glad of a crib in about a
years time. Your friend William was over here a little while ago, I
think he is going to leave his brothers now soon. Now dear George I
have no more to tell you and now all join with me in love to you.
Your affectionate sister