Your kind favor of the 2nd inst. gladdened my heart yesterday. Many thanks for your kindness in sending the money. I hope that sometime I shall have some to send you. I judge by the tone of your letter that you are enjoying yourself some better than usual. It does one good when your spirits are light and buoyant. Since writing I have had a pretty plain talk with the agent, but he said that he would not retract what he said. He is very affable since, but he has not taken back anything, only said that perhaps he was a little too severe, or words to that effect. I intend to try and get returned to my company.
You will excuse me Sula for not writing the details of the affair as I write hastily.
Suffice to say that I consider that he was in the wrong. In loading the skiff with goods (we were moving) the boat was drawn to fare ashore, and putting to much weight on the stern she dipped and filled the back part with water. I jumped into the water and pulled the boxed out but a box of books was damaged some. He blamed me and all the time a man that professed to understand the managing and loading of the boat was assisting me, and I did not pretend to be acquainted with the business. We have got rather pleasant situation now and he has engaged a colored girl to cook, but I do not wish to stay with a man, who when I tell him he has used language that one gentleman would use to another, say that I am not a gentleman. My health is good and I am in good spirits most of the time, and I hope that my Sula is also. I am glad to learn that Father and Mother are so well. Please give my kindest regards to them and the rest of the folks. Hoping soon again to hear form you I will close requesting you to overlook all the mistakes. As ever your affectionate husband
Please kiss Master Eddie for me.