Letter from John M. Humphreys to Sallie J. Humphreys.
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two weeks I will not go for you until the wagon goes if not suppose I will be over Saturday or Sunday unless something you write shall change my notion - Mr H & Cousin Mary got back thursday and Mr H started for Mossy Creek friday as his horse was pretty much jaded & Charley was so full of himself that he had got to playing in the wagon. I let him ride him - Cousin Mary's child is much better than when you were here she & I went to church in the Barooch to day took Jimmy and left the baby with mother - I have caught a very bad cold sleeping by my self had quite a soar [sore]throat for a few days but a dose of McAlasters ointment has nearly cured it but if there should happen to come a bad night I would catch another or freeze one I know I would - Mrs Bare sent to the church yesterday and had her daughter's remains lifted and taken home and buried in the yard it is thought she is deranged - You ought to have been here last night at the wedding it was rich I tell you - about an hour before night the guests began to assemble dressed in their sunday best about half past five Mr. Street arrived with only one attendant and shortly after the Revd Charles Scott came