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From James R. Spriggs

to Bettie

Let me hear from you Soon if you are mad yet or not I would Like to know

and when you get this weeks paper and get done with it please Send it to me and I will pay the bill

and if there is any mail come to magnolia tell Bob to tell ab kesler to send it to me and tell him where to send it to nite if you ____ to mad By By

and then I got mad and quit

and thought I would write you a letter tell Lily I found my apples all right and and [sic] it was part rotten please dont [sic] let more of them See this and tell Bob that was one of the fellows that was going up in that car on Sunday that _____ at me  So I will Bid you good By but I dont know if you will Say good By or not

I did not think you would get mad So Easy as that I would not have wrote it I am very Lone Some Since I had to Leave you friend Bettie I could have a Better time and more fun with you than I Could with (our?) Brother or Sister I have got or any one Else and thought more of you and would do more for you and you know it and for you to get made So we plaid [sic] three or fore [sic] games of cards to night

Frankford Alaska

Mineral Co

April three 1892

Dear Cousin Bettie

I will try and write you a few Lines this night to Let you know that I Reached here Safe I got to frankford [sic] ___ fine and I thought of you all the way up here and last night to about you getting made about that fool Little thing

[end of letter]

enveloped - the postmark is rubbed out.  The address is to Miss Bettie (Buel?), Magnolia, Morgan Co, (state is rubbed out)



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