Transcript of Letter

Jan the A.D. 1875
Mr. Hukill I landed safe in but at bout 4 (illegible word) I (illegible word) love not been it bout much to see the country I (illegible word) falt to find of (illegible word) country. the people have plenty to live on and som to spear the climiet is good the helth (sic, health) is good (illegible word) Semnes (sic, Seems) to see plenty We are all in good Helth. We had som bad colds but not Seares the connection is well I hear not much to rite to you at this time I will rite more next time.

I want you to do all you can to get (illegible words) of to this country. We will never Doo enarey good in that country. I thout Waldron (Arkansas) held such ("promise" interlined) (illegible words) We are all fathers to day but me otrd Jiney (Jenny Beaty) and Mary (Hukill) is firan to be (illegible word) to country where we cn get homes And we (illegible word) inspect to stop (illegible word). His find it goo (illegible word) still rite to (illegible word) And he will rite to you when he see my father Is going to move here this fall he cant go yet so no more so farewell
Jasper Beaty to James S Hukill

(Another note on the backside of letter)
Well Mr. Hukill when we got hear we found that mother had got evry thin in a confusion on that (illegible words). She had went and companed (illegible words) that hear far (illegible word). As tate had not been (illegible word) got this ellegible letter.

She (Elizabeth Beatty) implored it layer and gave him 1 hundred dollars to otlined to it for hers. And pained the clerk feas and the matter has been brougt up and we find the propery Smugle But the cort has got a thousan dollars and Millburan Ross in thirer possession which will A Mount to 15 or 20 thousan dollars the (illegible word) trater (illegible word) painted and the pther praser and the property is to Bee apreased tis weak (illegible word) trater (illegible word) id be I heard tale to get forr or 30 Thousen dollars
I will rite more at bout it more after
David W. Beatty

Transcribed and submitted by Deborah Brown-Musgrove

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