Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother discussing his mother staying with Mr. Fanthorp. He mentions that his wife and children have been visiting in Houston. The crop failures are causing him financial difficulty and his legal work goes well, but people can't pay because of the crop failure. He shows his support for secession, he expresses wishes for the return of the "Lone Star Republic," and he discusses his unhappiness with a "Black Republican President."
Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter.