Dear Son, On the other part of the sheet I have written Dr Mr Greffey with a drft for $140, made payable to his order uppon the receipt of which you will have the same to the Dr. $100 of which for the bill the $40 is for your support, as Horatio is more a merchant than you are get him to assist you in Shiping the Bell to his father via of Beaver through the forwarding house of Blank & Co. Beaver. Request the foundry to pack the bell securely. you will get the foundary bill if the bell recepted adn take care of it and bring the same when you come home. Issabel has been sick about 2 weeks, is now a getting better. Jos Bud has taken Mr. Wm Shully's farm and gone in to white washed house. Sons of [illegible] moved down on Tuesday. Jos and Thos done a ploughing for oats. our roads are dry as summer was no [illegilbe] made last winter. I may cut into 10 acre lots and dispose of it that way. Frank Frank sais she wrote a note in her mothers letter, and you notice his in answering her mother's letter. It is very hard getting money. I have hurt to pay some $50, of old Co. debts and destroys everykind of calculation I can make. I do not know of any more than can be raked up, But I want you to adapt a system of not contracting debt and keep off of other folks paper and learn to live within your means should arrive at manhood and do your business with strangers and not with relatives if you wish to preserve relationships. I have been very carefull about exposing myself for the last winter and on the whole have wintered better than I have for 3 winters previous. at least so, as respects a cough.
August 4th 1845 Arvine Wales