An unusual letter well written from brother to brother dated May 18th 1856 in Canonsburg Washington County, Pa.
Writer comments speaks of his new residence of Canonsburg, Pa and how there are about 800 inhabitants with four central churches. And that he has in turn joined a church fraternal type of organization. Though the letter becomes a bit interesting through the second page as he comments to his brother; " Question: Do you still have to sleep with that lousy fellow? Didn't things look queer when you first went home? I know they did for me. The writer goes on to his brother to behave like a Christian and if he has to sleep with that lousy fellow you should repeat the following prayer:
"Now I lay me down to sleep Bedbugs and LICE begin to Creep if they should bite before I wake I pray the lord their lives to take."
I have photographed each page in natural sequence so you may read the letter in full. Writers name appears to be Walson?
Three and one-half pages with each page being 5' x 8 inches.