This letter is from Thomas and Hannah Bobbitt. Thomas is the eldest brother of Greenberry Bobbitt. It is with Thomas and Hannah that Nancy Bobbitt is making her home in Glasgow Missouri.
Howard County Missouri
August 8, 18VIl
Times are tolerable here with the exceptions of money, it is scarace. Corn is plentiful, at one dollar a barrell, wheat is 50 cents, bacon 4 cents a pound, and crops are very thickly.
The Christian religion is increasing very fast in this country. We have about 160 in our church and as for the Mormans we have driven them from our state, robing and stealing and burning houses, and driving women and children from their houses, and stating, "that they would have the whole state as theirs."
As for my part I am well satisfied here. I think you could do better here, than can be done there, and life is easier. You can raise more on one acre here, than you can raise there on two acres.
Direct your letter to New Franklin, so no more remains but your loving brother and sister till death.
Thomas and Hannah Bobbitt.
Nancy Bobbitt includes a post script with the letter of Thomas and Hannah.
I do yet enjoy good health, thank the Lord, and do continue to live with your brother, Thomas and Hannah, and they are good to me . Your sister Rebecca has not been in good health since she was married. She lives near the Missouri River in a sickly place. I will inform you that I got a letter from your brother, Alexander from Kentucky, and he states that it is hard times there.
My son, if you have heard anything from your brother, William, do let me know. I wish to know if brother William Bobbitt and Absolam Williams has moved yet, and if Randolph is going with them.
When Nancy speaks of "brother William Bobbitt" I understand her