The Calvin Shedd Papers > Transcripts of Letters > April 5, 1969

Bloomington Monday Eve April 5 69

Dear Wife & Children

I recd yours of the 28th this Eve went for it Sat they said nothing, they have a trick of advertising all letters left over friday night that was the reason I did not get it, I am well as usual have worked every hour since I have been here that is to say I have not lost a minutes time that I think of. A Sprit suggested to me that Folsom let Richardson or Moses have money to get into the Firm and thats whats the matter with me, the rest may be guessed. I have not recd any letter from Hyde very sorry for I should be glad to hear from him. I think I shall look round some before long Shall go to St Louis & Chicago they are the great centres for everything of the West after that I can probably write Hyde something deffinite and tangible

the mud has dried up so that it is some better getting round but not enough to start business very much. Corn the staple of this country is low about 37 cts delivered to the cars and Farmers wont sell business on the R.R. a little slack in consequence, cattle dealers are loosing money fearfully those that contractted in the fall for stock at a certain price to be delivered or taken this spring the prices have fell instead of rising and they are out, Lill how is the Edging trade got rich "Eh"

I dont hurt myself with work as I did when I first begun as my job now is much easier cleaner and better, but I must quit it for a better one soon as I can find one as there is not enough money in it.

Good night
C Shedd

Huckleberry Pies nowadays dried very good Raspberry not so good

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