1874 Aug 13a
August 13, 1874
Well, Harmon, I will try to write a few lines to you.
I don’t hardly think I will be able to interest you much. If you knew how things was, you would not think so either – and then the Georgia grange news takes my mind to some extent. I have a new paper, so now things are alive here.
Crops pretty good. We have very hot weather now. Some folks are pulling fodder about here. Our ears are not ripe yet.
There has been and is now a very good meeting at old Bethel Church.
I reckon I will have to quit writing. Betty and Minda has wrote so much. I would like to see you all out there and I think I shall, too. Minda wants to come to see you all. I think we will come.
Harmon, I enjoy as good health as is common to me. I sometimes spit blood yet. And my eyes often pain and matter until I can hardly see. They are hurting me tonight.
Write to us when you can.
I. A. F. Clayton as ever
Excuse this short letter and writing and spelling, if you please.