Austin, Texas, Jan'y 23rd 1875.
I got your letter, that Mama wrote for you, and was very glad to get
a letter from my little boy. Papa has got for you a nice little tool
box, with a hammer, a mallet & chisel, & gimlet & one or
two other things in it. You must be a good little boy, & mind mama,
& when papa comes home he will bring it to you. Papa thinks that
it would take, for a little boy to come to Austin, about 5 dinners,
9 apples & 13 sweet cakes; and if your Mama lets you come, tell
her that papa says she must put them all up in a basket for you. Papa
wants to see his little boy mighty bad, & will come home as soon
as he can to see him & the children.
Kiss mama & the baby for me.