|1900 HILL/ROBBINS Letter
THESE NOTES ARE TAKEN FROM BITS OF PAPER, LETTERS AND JOURNAL ENTRIES FOUND IN AN OLD CHEST BELONGING TO WILLIAM G. ROBBINS (1840-1919) THEY ARE THE PERSONAL PAPERS OF WILLIAM AND HIS SONS ELISHA, MERLE, WILLIE & ORA
LETTER FEB 13, 1900
Sherman City Mich
Feb 13 1900
Mr. Wm Robbins
Dear Cousin & Family
Once more a few lines to you all. 1st we are all, as you, numberd among the living, and enjoying a reasonable portion of health and vigor. Not withstanding for on of my age. I am yet able to consume a large percentage of the luxuries of life and especily that part that is well flavored with fish an venison. Now how is it with you. Do you have plenty of this worlds good to keep soul and body together? If you dont you had better come North old boy, where people always have plenty to eat and wear and where we can lay our heads down at night and rest without fear of being aroused up before day by a midnight assassin or a Goebel inserrection. Oh wicked and idolators generation, and I hope Dear Cousin you will not take any part in such a wicked war, let them fight it out among themselves. Notwithstanding Taylor is govenor and should have his seat. But o such a blood thirsty foe that he has to contend with. I would like to see you all but have no anxiety to go to the State of Kentucky. Come and see me.
Well Bill where is your Bro John and how is he getting along in this world. Tell him I would love to see him and have a foot race with him once more. What is his address. Tell him to write me. I immagen that he never got maried did he? What is all of Boo Daves boys doing this winter. I have been trying to get them and their mother to sell out and come to Mich. but have given up all hopes now. For myself I as one I will end my days in Mich. and have never found any State that suits me any better for a farming and fruit country and as for health and good water it cant be beat.
Now you and John write when you can. My love to all.
This picture dont do me justice at all, of course I am better looking.
Isabella Co Mich
They were transcribed in May, 1997 byDarrold Crites 1607 Wilbur Av. Fairborn, OH 45324 <DCrites642@aol.com>
Notations in parentheses are those of the transcriber. Spelling & Grammar is as written.