My Dear Brother, I am about a little & gradually recovering from my fever. Yesterday I rode over to Juniatta to vote for Gov Reeder, delegate to Cong. & two delegates to form a state Constitution. Ellen is still feeble—has not got over her fever though I trust soon will be, taking care of me two weeks put her back. No will heir yet. Br Lovejoy our special agent goes with this to Lawrence to expedite the matter & will insert a line in this informing you what you may expect about the will. We have a new Mercantile firm just come into the city to trade with some 5 or 6. thousand dollars worth of stock, clothing & dry goods, & some groceries. [Hoar?] has not yet moved into your house. The sick around are all convalescent I believe. Sept has been our most trying month Oct. 5th & 6th we had hard frosts. Vegetation looks wilted & dry & soon we may look out for fires! I have done nothing at harvesting though my corn is already for it. Neither have I dug my cellar or laid my floor in my new house.
Much love to Harriet & aunt P------- & a good Share to Yourself I.T.G
Should any thing prevent you coming soon. I hope you will have an opportunity to send along Br. Hatteres wife. He is sick of the same fever that I have been but is got up slowly. I shall hope soon to greet you, the Lord willing. Raise me all the money possible from that land in Norway or any other [xxx]. J was in New York Aug 20th as he wrote me at that time.
Bro Goodnow, The mill will start from Lawrance for our place Tursday- to ea. Dickson has taken the job to hall it Men are hired & have gone to lay the foundation & the mill will be up this fall, so soon as it can be done, no mistak—Tell the friends to come out, we will do our best to be ready for them—Yours truly
Kansas City Oct 16 1855
Chas H. Lovejoy