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they had very good crops in the valley some fases (?) of wheat ______ in ______ by _______ clothing of all kinds nearly as cheap as in the states potatoes sevens cets a pound ham thirty buter (?) five shilling (shillings ?) I have delivered your mesage to Maltby will do the same to Fancher (?) the first chance he is working on the middle fork ino not what his situation is Malthy is like my self in rather close (?) ________ A present he is at work a few rods (?) be lo here and enjoyes good health had I the means i wood try to asist you I havi net (?) Although prospects is more favorable than they have ben I have not heard from George for three weeks then i was over to Hangtown he was well and talked of going to the city to work at his Trade his health has ben very poor untill a few weeks past he thot of trying beter work than mining for a month or so
yours with respect T T (?) Her????