The Calvin Shedd Papers > Transcripts of Letters > May 7, 1965

Waverly May 7th 1865

Dear Wife

Yours of the 30th pox has come to hand. the prospect seems better for your health if the spirits cure you they shall have the first Premium. This is the third day that has seemed like planting time today we are having a regular Prairie Hurricane otherwise it would be very plesant There are many families going to the Mines Idaho &c and many moving here & from here it is all move in the west to stop but a little while in a place seems to be one of the characteristics of the western population. this town is crowded not even a chance to get boarded without trouble so that the price of board will keep up if wages go down. families with 3 to 8 children are living in one small room go to the river for water with all other conveniences in propation. it is expected to be a wet season with short crops as this is the seventh year since the last wet one. they have not finished putting in wheat which should have been done a month ago. Oranges have just arrived in market at 15 each I cant indulge at that figure. I have no news to write & will close.

Yours &c

                                         C Shedd

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