Bloomington, Sept 3rd 1860, Dear Brother, Would have written you sooner, but supposed you would be at some watering place and consequently would not receive my letter. Mr. Bickle obtained an order from Court to sell little Irene's land. The Court having appointed commissioners to value the land, I took it at their valuation. And by putting in Anderson's Jane's and your own claims, besides my own, have managed to pay for it and get a deed. Have also paid up Mr. Bill. I owe Anderson & Jane for their notes, which they held on our brother's estate, about $90.00 apiece. I also owe you for your note. After having paid these debts, I will be out of debt. I expect to pay up all my indebtedness the 15th of next month when Prof Wylie's 2nd payment becomes due, except part of what is due you. At which time will send you as much money as I can and my own note for the rest. Thinking that you would take an interest in my business matters, have made you the above statement.