I received your letter this evening to Sit down to answer it immediately. I wrote you an answer about a week ago. I answered your letter as soon as I received it I mean to one that you sent by Hannah Stotz I also Sent you Stephen's letter in which he Sent the monies requesting us what to do with the money he Sent 28$ he told Bill & Ben to take what he owed them out of it which was four or five dollars he told father to keep the 5 dollars & for mother to keep the balance for him I wish you could seen his letter I put in the letter that I directed to Williams Port cant tell why you did not get it for I am shure I directed wright I am sorry to ÿ
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loose his letter for I want to keep all of his letters think it best for you to write to him he wrote as if he nothing about you getting money of him it may be he never got your letters. Henry Adcock is at home his arm is very sore, I expect he will teach our Summer School. Henry Cochran is dead & Captain Thorn died in Maville complaint was fever was buried at New Bethel King Fores. The father is dead died Monday. Got two letters from Steve this week is well weighs 150 lbs. Says is gaining every day the other boys that were in the hospital have got back to the reg. George Black wrote home that Steve was a good boy I think he is not of the same notion, that he was when he was here for it was his delight to Hander & be mean him when he was here, let me know if you got this
E C Conner
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