June 28, 1907
Miss Bessie Barnhart
I received your ever welcome letter some days ago and while I am in quite a rush I will scribble a few lines to you but not [-----]. I am finished greatly with my work. I have some oats down and I must get them in for today is Friday and I can not leave them out.
I wish I had the time to write at least a reasonable reply to yours but you must excuse me for I can not.
I read your letter with much interest and assure you [-----] long letter was not in the least tiresome.
I will not take notice of anything contained in it at this writing but will next time I write if possible.
I guess I will have quite a newsy letter next time I write.
I must say again that the Lord is and has blessed me and my [-----] for which I praise him. I am moved to think of how he of old time blessed the heathen people when even only of his people were among them and it seems as though God has ordered the weather in a way to bless me. Also he has provided means which I did not look for.
I must close [-----] of God bless you is in my prayers. Write soon for I am always pleased to hear from you.