Dear Bro Goodnow
Your kind favor of the 20th [xxx] was received this evening. I am sorry to say that the $100 draft has not been received. Do not get any letters registered. Please request the bank to send me a duplicate if they can. & not to pay the draft until I write that I have received it. I fear it has been stolen from the mail. I heard through your wife that one was sent. I thank you heartily for your kind exertions for us. May the Lord reward you greatly.
I have written you 3 letters.—The roof is on again tho not paid for. The plastering will shortly be done. The loss is a little more than $400.
The Gus Lin has made her third trip. Surely the Kansas is Navigable.
Devivilvi is here with his press & 2 printers. He came up on the Gus Lin. His family is here. They have taken rooms in the stone hotel. His press is at present
in Wilson’s hall. It is to be in the new stone store Whitesides [xxx] [xxx] Devivilvi has hired it for 3 years. The paper is a fixed & permanent fact. This week there will be an account of the laying of the Corner Stone. in the Express. I will enquire about the land warrant. I do not know whether your brother has gone tho I think he has. The stone work on Bro Dennisons house is I think done. & now they will make rapid work with the College.
It is said that there are some 10 Republican Majority in the Constitutional
The Lord prosper you