|Title:||O'Brien, Daniel to O'Brien, Joseph Sinton, 1843|
|Collection||The Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]|
|Origin||Collins, Lake Erie, NY, USA|
|Recipient||O'Brien, Joseph Sinton|
|Genre||the farm, cattle|
My Dear Brother
Having an oppertunity by I. P. [Potter], Mother thought I must write to thee to tell thee some thing about
ourselves, and things I must cell thee that the steers and Pompy have grown and the rest have grown to[o] and we
turned out the cattle to grass already this spring just as quick as the snow melted. The grass grew very fast so that
the cattle can make out a living. We have 4 calves, t[w]o of them heifers t[w]o steers, that we are going to raise.
We have had to buy 3 tun of hay and we think our selves well off for a geat many have had to buy. Wm Willit
had to buy 40 dollars worth of hay. Arnold Lewis has bought 7 ton of hay and many others have had to b[u]y more.
Most every boddy has lost more or less of their cattle: we have los nothing. Callow is as good as he every was for
rabbits, but the snow was so deep that he could not chase them and so we did not shoot but one. We have shot 3
partridgs, each of us one, this spring. T.A. and T.