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J. V. Stone (Mrs?) to N. A. Sharp

Sweetwater, Oct. 10th 1868

Dear Nickie,

It has been some time since I have written you but you are not forgotten by me, I often think of you, though, now I suppose you have a wife to love and care for you. I hope you will live happy and be a kind loveing husband to her who is to share your sorrow or happiness though all the .... through life

I was in Blount the week you were married would have liked to have gone up to your house but didn't have any horse or any one to go with me. I went more on business then to visit but didn't accomplish much in the business line. Your aunt Jennie was out on Fork Creek last week came home yesterday she was at Rowans and aunt and cousin Mollie boath had been sick but was better able to be about. The other relatives were well.

We had a big show here yesterday was a week ago. Also preaching at the Baptish and Presbyterian churches, of course the town was full of people. We went to preaching, didn't feel we had money to spare to see the show.

We had a letter from your aunt Nan Frost a short time ago, they are well. She insisted for us all to come to see them said now they had plenty of house room. Your aunt Carolie Boyd was quite poorly when I was there. Harry is still in Maryville.

Father is very well this fall has been gathering in his crop the last few days it consisted of pumpkins some Irish and sweet potatoes. he has fed most all his corn to the pigs, only has a little to gather. the sweet potatoes are all vine, the potatoes small. I believe the potatoe crop liked to have been a failure all over the country.

This is sabbath no preaching today. it is not so cold as it was a few days ago, but is cloudy and gloomy and reminds me of winter.

You must bring your wife to see us. Tell your father that z think he might let us hear from him some time, and come to see us once in two or three years. I have not seen Bobbie in three or four years.

Please write soon Much love for you and Mollie. I believe that is her name.

J.V. Stone ?

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