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Frank Walker to his family

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Mound City Mar 24 1859
I Received your letter to day I have wrote in evry letter to know if the Col had said eny thing about my [ron?] or eny of the boys and you have not told me yet now if you wish to have me write to you again please write me what he has said in particular I have herd alittle what he has said we wish to hear the whole with out fail. this little letter that I written I want you Milo to read to all of the folks around and let them the whole of it I have got 10 dollars left now I have but 9 days yet for the fuss here now I can get all the work I want at $25.00 per month. I taken 18 acres of ground

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to plant with corn my claim I shall preempt nextfall it is not open yet I like the Country first rate it is pleasant as summer here now the grass is green the flowers are in bloom in regard to our being in prisson is not so we never had eny trials at all but the judge let us go of be cause there was nothing against us we were kept in a tavern at lawrence which cost them $2 00 per day which they had to pay out of their pockets. Sumner was the one that they chained so bad and if the bill had not of passed he could have recoverd nerly $5000, for their ill treatmen but smner is well now and all right they chained me the last to days that I was with them because they claimed I was saucy to them but this did not scare me a might told them they had beter chain me to floor so as to kep safte this made them mad at me I good time with them so good by for now write me all the news along letter
Stephen and [Garden?] ar here doying well
[This was written at the top of page 1] write if father can come out this fall or not tell david Kimball to come out write as soon as you get this

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