The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 75, July 1971 - April, 1972 Page: 79
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The health of the people is generally good in this Country but
verry few deaths. [P]roduce is verry Scearce &c hie here this fall
Sc winter. Corn worth $2.00 per bushel, wheat the Same & none
to be bought at that under one hundred miles.' Coffee twenty five
cents per pound. Sugar 20 cents per pound; the people generaly
makes there own molasses in this country. Bording is generally runs
from six to ten dollars per month. Stock, Horses & cattle is tolable
low for cash. I have a Stock of cattle now of my own; they will be
by next Spring between one hundred & fifty & two hundred head.
I have let a man have my cattle to keep on the Shears. I give him
the fourth calf that is rais. I want to Starte down to the railroad
to morrow or next day to See if I cant make Some money there. So
I will writ to you all a gain when I get down there. Mother I dont
frollick now like I use to when I live at home. Father & Mother
you musent think hard of me for not comeing back to see you for
the Country is wide between us & the road long & exspencive one.
So I must come to a close. William is well & Says that he would
like to see you both once more in life. Tell all the Ladies howdy
for me Mother.
Yours 1st Son,
J. T. Bostick
7The prices quoted are in line with those reported by Ewell, who wrote that "Corn
sold at the rate of $2 per bushel, wheat at $2.25, and flour at $7 per hundred pounds."
Ewell, History of Hood County, 79.
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