Glade, James, to Brother and Sister Litson, 3 Oct. 1863.
Oct. 3, 1863
Dear Brother and sister Litson[.] . . . You [k]now I cross over from Cardiff 2 years ago and my wife died in crossing the plains, wich I have been [a]cross sants [since] laving [living] Singell [singal] untall I was cald upon by the Bishop to go down to Florance [Florence] to help bring up the Sents [Saints]. I want [went] thar and saw Brother Morgan and your two douthers [daughters]. I got a waggon for Brother Morgan to drive and took Jone [Joan] and Eliza in my waggan and fext [fixed] it up form [for] than [them] is [as] confortball [comfortable] as I cold and returned to this city[.] soon after we came home Eliza and me got married[.] the reason that we got married was because we love each outher [other] and Saw anof [enough] of each outhers wayes to [k]now that we could live together hapey.