William Howland to his Brother, no date

Dear Brother

We received a letter from you last October and informed us that you had fifty barrels of oil and I sat myself down to write you a letter to inform you how we got along. We had a schoolmaster from Newhamshire. He was not very good teacher. When he turned his back the schollars would whisper and laugh. Our school is out now and we have commenced plowing. I should to like for you to write to me and tell me how your health is. I should like for you to come home buy next fall. William Howland L. Compton RI