|Object Name||Letter, Original|
|Date||October 5, 1860|
|Scope & Content||
Letter: original letter written by J.M. Kennedy to "Friend John", Sunny Side. dated Oct. 5, 1860
Sunny Side Oct. 5th / 60
Your very welcome letter was rec'd last Monday. I was glad to hear you seem getting along so finely and so well satisfied. I have always heard Dr. Hall well spoken of. It is too late in the day to talk of my going to College. I should like very much to spend a session up there with you. The idea of my becoming a statesman is preposterous. I don't think your place was much honored by the visit of C.L. Valandigham he is the of scourings of the earth. Gus must be running on time at Lowisa farm. I do not hear anything of him or Kings either. Gus and Joe Mack do not seem to be very thick so I can hear nothing from there. I will not be a t the Butler Co Fair. Hannah is to be married tomorrow night to a Mr. Smith from New York state. He was out here to-day. It is the first time that I had seen him. Mollie Allen is to be married tomorrow night to a Mr Wilson from Indianapolis. John Mack and Cassie are the only one invited that I know of. Schooley seems to be very fond of Van Dykes from appearances He goes for Alice every evening that I see. Tell Sam if he is not careful he will lose her.
I heard today that R.T. Hills had traded nearly all his stock for a Stallion, only keeping one cow and calf. Battle was up to the State Fair He went to see that cousin of yours and took her to the Fair. How would you like him for a cousin?
I have told you all the gossip of the neighborhood. If I had been an old woman I could not have done better.
Tell Sam, Bell and Everett seem to be dead since he left and to write.
Kennedy, J. M.