12 Dec 1900
A.M. Phork 12/12/190000
To the Honorable Beatrice
Residing in Bingham as we got a letter from you the other day the dame ordered me to write you to say the box comed all safe with one of the bottles broked but it don't matter that was all right any way
we killed the big Pig yesterday. Mother is makeing lard by the bucket full. we can have all the Hair Oil we want now you bet. Mother says it the Pig turned out verry fat & nice.
Oh yes Annie has got a fine new carpet a carpet 31-yds of it full 3 feet to the yard. it is at our place awaiting transportation up to the mountains of Ephram.
Laura B. went to town in the afternoon Sunday the same that you shook the mud off your hoofs against our beautifull city.
we haint heared from Mrs Setson lately so be kind enough to call on her when you go to the capitol of the State.
the weather is unpleasantly cold out here. my fingers are so numb that I cant write with any comfort & if I was not afraid of the dame I would go & stay over to Peats. I wrote a letter to Walter the other day and told him how we were all geting along in this part of the Vinyard & all so inviteing him to come & visit us at Christmas time if he could manage it.
Old Pegy Trantram is in a peck of trouble because they want her to teach in the Hall of Justice. but it seems to me that She wants to go. She offered to go there if they would give her 60 dollars per month but it seems they want her to take her kids down there for the fifty dollars but the trustees are holding back & don't seem to know what to do.
there is another Sale at White livers & they have Stole the Telephone from Becks & got it located in their Whiskey Shop at the corner.
well its dinner time so I will bid you adieu Bro Watkins and remane the Same old folks with Kind Love