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Untitled Document May 16th
Colinsville Hartford Co Ct

Dear Folks

I just received Mothers letter of the 13th for which letter I walked 10 miles and felt fully paid for my trouble. One week ago tomorow I came to this place and commenced work for a Mr Blair to whom I have hired for one year for which I am to receive $200 which is called here very liberal wages. I am very much pleased with the place think him a fine man and a very good family to live with. He is a foreman in one of the Colins Company ax factories where he works all the time he owns near by the village a Small place of 50 acres which place I have mostly the charge of I live in the midst of

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The vilage have things very much to my likeing a room and a bed by myself with other conveinances. they allso live upon the top Shelf which is not very disagreable to one of my epicural temperament. Mr Blair is now at work making 1000 Kansas butter knifes for Father. I am very glad to hear that Father has done so well by you all at home & allso to hear that he has bought Sams place. The Browns here live about 5 miles from here they are a very clever people not so sharp however as the portion of the Brown family with which we have been more acquainted. I find a great many Cousins about this town and other friends just as good owing to the reputation of the family in Kansas which serves

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to make it an agreeable place. the spring is very backward here there is but little corn planted yet. Boys be of good cheer for I am and be sure I will do all I can to help you write often all of you and let me know all about matters how you are and how you get along so forth. Mother the two dollars you sent me done me a good service as I should certainly have run out of amunition before getting here had I not had it for which I thank you for the present hopeing to to do something better before long. from your affectionate
Son & Brother
Oliver Brown

Direct to Colinsville Hartford Co Ct
Care of Chas Blair


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