speculation to inform them. They would furnish the capital, me make the sales and divide the profits. This dear Julia is the bright side. On the other hand I have lost from dishonesty of others, a number of hundreds of dollars which if you had would educate our dear little boys. The debt of eight hundred dollars against Camp I am going to sue for. You will be much surprized when I have an opportunity of explaining his whole conduct. He is I fear slightly deranged, and in that state the penuriousness, and dishonesty, of the whole family broke out. Enough. Give my love to all at your house, kiss our dear little ones for their Pa. I get a great many letters from my home now. They all say as much of Fred. & Ulys. as you do. I got a long letter from father this time. He has explained his whole business. The family will move to Covington, or Newport, Ky. and 5
Columbia Bks. W. T.
July 13th 1853
MY DEAREST JULIA;
It is about 12 o'clock at night, but as the Mail is to leave here early in the morning I must write to-night. —I got your long sweet letter giving an account of our dear little boys at the pic nic where Fred. started behind his Grand ma, but wanted her to ride behinde him before he got through. You know before he could talk he would always persist in having his hands in front