Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sarah Ann Camfield, 17 Oct 1884
letter no1 Noble Center Oct 17 1884
Wel I have been going to write you every day since we bought our farm but have put it off til now which was 4 weeks last tuesday we bought a 74 acre farm in Indiana three and one half mile east of Orland is 5 miles south of here so we will be 5 miles south and 3 ½ east of here I cannot describe it you wil have to come and see it we are to pay 18 hundred dollars for it it looks like a big job for a couple of old folks but if our life and health is spared we hope to be able to do it it is in Stueben CO Millgrove township Fawn River is the south line of the farm there is some marsh down by the river good mowing marsh and a good for fish they say
I forgot to say we are as well as common we are alone I have had no girl fore more than 3 weeks am geting pretty wel tired out am afraid I shall have to get one again but do not want to Mr B has been here most all this week went home yesterday they have both been to Maine again since I wrote to you she had got back they brought a Niece of hers back to live with them she is about 16 years old and is an Orphan
I suppose you have of the big fire we had in Bronson burned most all of the business part but they are building at agreat rate mostly wood buiding burned now they are putig up brick
write soon S A Camfield
A farm of their own!
I believe that two letters were posted in one envelope and that is why they were numbered.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Henry Bogardus, Shirt-tail Cousin
Camfield, Sarah Ann Wisner. (Noble Center, MI) “letter no1” [Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 17 October 1884. Digital Images 1-2. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1884 - 1886, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]