Dec 14th /64
Mrs. A. H. Rice
those lines leves all well hear & no bad caseis at the lower place the sum complant I sende to Crofard depot on thursday from the fact that I kild hogs on munday & culd not git all fixt up that I wisht to sende before I sende you a barel of back bones & ribes & sausig mete & a box of sous & one of sope & the shuse one bucket of butter I kild 21 hogs waing 52.86 lbs as we have not meneay to kill I thought hit best to wate & git the rest as good as I can what I have kild was good fat one of them wade 3.95 lbs I wood be glad if you can that you wood sende the baril back when emtyd as I have nede of more than I have got & hit will ancer the sam purpos agane when I kill agane Delpha & Beckeys child is impruvin Delpha is spining tho just begun I have got the oxon we spoke of by the leve of Mr Gaston we find that the damand is so grate for stears that we war afrade to wate I have sold most corn anuf to pay for them with 100 bushels that I let go atords them Jane says plese to excuse her for not spining the thread better that the cards was so bad that she culd not due hit eneay better Jane says thare is one black ball & on purpel one for Mrs Foot & one black one for you I will atende to washing & drying the wheat as fast as I can but can do mity littel at hit now & I have a good deal to fix to pay for the sede I sode I was going to crofferd vill my self to day but thar ar waggons hear after corn so that I cant leve in time I intended to & se f the thing had cum to have ritten & let you no but when I rite agan I can let you no if thay have cum the sous meet I spoke of sending in a box will cum in a bucket you will plese tel Maj Walker I resevd his letter & thank him for what things he can git & sende
yours verreay respectfuly
A. B. Parks
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