To James Gaines and Family. Cassville, Ga.
N. B. The baby is a daughter and since the death of its mother I have named it Elizabeth and Elizer says Aunt Martha is to be her mother. I want you to write to me as soon as you get this and state to me if you know anything about the man that has got my note and tell him that if he can do without money until fall, I am now starting my wagon to market and shall sell my cotton and I know of no opportunity of sending him the money. I have made arrangements here until fah with the money. If there should be any needed, if you can furnish it for me, you shall be certain of it next Winter or any time when you need it.
Based on a book by Gaines, L. P. Gaines genealogy: one line from 1620 to the present time, 1918. Calhoun, Ga.: T.H. Lang, 1918, pages 75-81. Corrections and additions are © AccessGenealogy, 2002.