Letter: Hugh Hughes, Ty Mawr Farm, Holyhead to his son, William Hughes, c/o Post Office Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, U.S.A.

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LETTER: Hugh Hughes, Ty Mawr Farm, Holyhead to his son, William Hughes, c/o Post Office Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, U.S.A. He ahs heard from Mr. Grant about the great money crash which has befallen the United States. wheat is 2s a bushel and will be less soon. The two lots are well let and they will pay W's taxes. He does not expect the price of grain will get any lower in America as it has begun to rise here. Wheat was 47s per 490lbs. and is now 52s; barley 27s per 420lbs. and is now 23s; oats were 17s per 315lbs and are not 21s; potatoes were £3 per ton and are now £5 per ton. Potatoes had been selling for as much as 7lb for 6d in holyhead. he quotes part of a letter from Mosis [the tenant in America] and says he suspects Mosis may be cheating him out of money by only paying for 80 acres instead of 120 acres. he is glad W. is doing well with the farm and tell him he musn't get down hearted over money problems. He advises his son to find a good rich wife. brother john is staying with him and should prove a great comfort to Him. etc.

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