Homer Creek Po, Greenwood Co, Kansas May 23th 1869
Brother S J Piggott & family.
It becomes my paynful duty to announce the death of Ma to you as you see in this Obituary her genneral helth had become impared ever sense last July She had the erysipelas & it returned everry 3 or 4 weaks in spite of all medical ade. She had her reasons to the last knew everry thing to the moment the breath left the boddy & fully resigned &c. yours of March 14 had come to hand bef -ore she was taken sick she was glad to hear from you all, brother S. J. I never met with nothing like this sutch destress no language to express, no family butt Manda & Serena I have but little ties in this world & cold crave to depart this life & go to meete those loved ones above, whear death & sorrow will be no more
the boys waunts to no the hight of Mr George Montgomery his weight in helth & the length of his foot. we had 3 frosts the past weeke though did not hurt vigga -tation the wheat & all grayn looks well hear you can cast your eye in every direction & see the geen earth & blue sky appearintly meete together & in the faul can lye the grass to gether over the tallest Horses back you can find, but all this has no attraction to me at present. Ma was buried at Homer Creek grave yard 2 miles from me, excuse me my mind is in no fit for riting. God bless you all be sure to be prepared for to meete those loved ones in heaven if we meat no more on earth.
fineley pray for me, let us try to meete in [illegible] in this [??] your brother untill death rite soon & often
Wm McKaughan the family conection are all well