Charleston So Ca
December 27th 1866
I received your letter and take the first oppitunity to answer. I have exchanged your State Money for Green Backs with Mr Marshall you will please find the same Enclosed. In regards to the money that is due you by (Mr M) the best way for you is to write him a few lines for if I should ask Him any thing about it He being so sensitive He probely would get offended and take no notice of it He is doing a tip top traid and I should think that if you write Him He would pay you what is due. Charleston is about played out traid is very dull and a lots of young men out of situations. I think that as soon as warm weather
North I shall bid Charleston and all that it contains fairwell.
We are haveing a very pleasant winter of course some days are very cold but not as cold as you have seen it up in Vermont We had some very cold days dureing the last month. I have not seen any of Mr Crafts family to speake to them since I left Mr Marshall with the exception of once I was passing the House one day last Week and the little Girl holowed at me from the Balcony I was in a hurey and did not stop. Mrs Crofts had a Baby a short time after you left the City I loaned them Mr Marshalls scales to weigh it I beleave it weighed ten pounds Mr Marshalls Wife presented Him with a daughter about two weeks ago I am told that it is a very large child. I have not much
newd to write I expect you have hered of the death of Billy Talbert He was bured about two weeks ago He has been sick a long time. At last we have a [illegible] rail road from Broad to line Sts & East Bay is being paved and a few Houses going up in difrent parts of the city. Christmas Has come and gone with no unusual change only they celerbrated it by fireing canons & crackers & Fire works & the blowing of Horns. The [illegible] talk is Jack Sheaperd the great walker He is at the Club House He has a match to walk one Hundred Hours with out any vest. He commenced last Tuesday Evening (at 6 o clock) and finishes on Saturday night at (10) o clock. I think I have told you all the news and will close hopeing soon to here from you. I hope you will eicuse my Haste
I remain as Ever. Your friend
C H Town