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Joseph Harris to James C Quire

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March the 26 1870


Mr James C Quire


Dear Nephefue


We recevd your leter of the 14 last(X) glad to her from you & that you was all well  We are all well at present we hav had a grate eal of sickness last fall & winter cased by the flood last summer that over floed the Botoms wich the Indians Say never was overfoed beefour  A forte of my land is tymber boutom as rich as the best Milcrick boutom in Ohio  My place is 1 ½  Miles East of Paola a City of the second Clas conting three thousand inhabatanes three fourths is increase in the last 2 years


Paola is on the Mo River Fourt Scot & Gulf R.R. 40 miles from Kansas City & is a vary fast plase rents is vary big the plase is impruving(?) vary fast it has A Dist School house Cost 16 thosand dollars  A Hotell cost over 20 thosand other buildings in profusion  it is a ferst rate plase for any kind of busness   it is first rate plase for Sadle & harness busness   the Indian trade is hevy in that bino(?) the Confedert tribes have left hier but tha comeback to trade thar Hed Cheaf lives in Paola the Myammas remane here thare village is 10 myles from here our people get thare trade


To and ^from^ rates $10 to $60 1 mile from town  unfarmed farms can be had of $50 Whare I live it is Werth $20 but I am Ageent for the sale of 160 acres lying 2 ½ miles from the City with plenty of tymber to soporte it & first rate Spring on the same it is by sitty & belthy 80 acres good for tiling balance tymber & broaking  Will a daped for Dary or Stolk farm but I can give you but wage I did on fafre    Doo come & see us & the Contry you can come all the by R.R.  Hoping this will find all well will close from youre uncle


Joseph Harris




















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