Richfield, July 9, 1897

Mr. Spencer C___bs[unreadable]
[unreadable]man Semi­­[unreadable] C[unreadable] Commission, 

Dear Sir, 

I just rec’d from the old home of my mother (Mrs. Sarah H. Pratt), The following relics, which were brought accross the plains in 1847. 
1 brass candle stick
1 silver plated back-comb,
and 1 open end thimble.

If not too late to be of use during the exibition, we will send them, but do not wish to cause you any inconvenience.  Is it too late?

Yours Respectfully.
Julia Pratt Gardner

[Transcribed by Jan Pratt and Delma Saunders; March 2010]