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A letter sent to John A Payton from J F Griffith


Shared by Claude Flory - Thanks Claude!


April 26, 1895

J. A. Payton Hollandsburg, Indiana 


Dear Bro: 

I shall come to Judson on Sat. May 4th 95.  I shall not drive through, as I have failed so far in getting my horse home.  This leaves us well.  Onions are big enough to eat, & of course my talk is very strong.  I am as limber now as a boy only 16 - Can sit down with out dropping 4 inches, can run up or down stairs.  Wheels are good for some purposes, especially are they good for wagons, etc. but for a 240 lb. Baptist preacher they make him haughty & "stiff."

 Respectively Yours, J. F. Griffith


From Claude Flory:

 J.A. Payton is John A. Payton born in 1848 and died in 1914, both in Greene Township, Parke County.  I don't know who J.F. Griffith is.  He may be the 240 lb. preacher referenced in the letter and he does have a sense of humor.