Portland, Oregon, Sept. 10, 1879
I received the money a month ago, it was sixty three
dollars when it got to me.
I had saved enough to make it seventy, and I am going to keep it until
to eighty, and then I can get twelve per cent for it. I can save
a little every year,
and I hope I can take care of myself. I have a place that I like
quite well, but the
place is rather hard for me, and I mean to get an easier place as soon
as I can.
My health is quite good, but sometimes my hands cramp. I would like
to see you
all, but I never expect to in this world. I have heard from Father.
He is well. I
wrote to him lately, but have received no reply. You will never
lose anything by
getting my money. If I ever get anything to spare, I will make you
a nice present.
I hope you will write to me as often as you can, as
it is the greatest pleasure I
have to receive letters from home. I will have my likeness taken
as soon as I can,
and will send you one. I would like to have yours.
niece, Amanda Patton
Filed Nov. 14, 1879
O. Diefendorf, Probate Judge