I came in here [to Mrs. J. S. Dilworth’s Pinehurst Cottage] last night from Walloon to get the mail and some more clothes. There will be about 60 bushel of marketable potatoes the way it looks now. Those 60 bu. however will be very good. You see there are strips of very good ones and then a lot of little nubbins. See more
I would advise shipping all the good ones home as Wesley [Dilworth] is only paving 85* per bushel. I am digging them all myself as Warren [Sumner] is all crippled up. In his joints.
I expect to finish them all and haul them over to the [Horton] Bay by Sat. night. It is very dry here just like powder and I am afraid our late beans will never get ripe. Our early ones are ready to pull now. Wesley advises shipping the spuds to О. P. [Oak Park]. I dig them, then pick up the good ones and put them in crates and then sack them. Warren comes down for an hour or so in the evening and we put them on the stone boat and haul them in the barn.
Today on the Missouri [lake steamer] go down to you the barrel of apples I spoke about on the card. Also I thot you could use a sack of spuds. That sack shows the general run of the good ones.
Please write your instructions right away so if you want them shipped down I will send them next Wed. on the boat.
I am planning to leave some time during the first week of Oct. I wanted to hire the Polacks to pick up but they wanted 54? a bush so I told them nothing doing.
P.S. Send me a Trib occasionally why not? EMH