Collection conists of a letter to Stearns' sister Maria. Letter refers to the specifics of farming; John Minand's ailing health
and visit to Westminster; a lawsuit with a doctor over a financial dispute, with the details therein and the impending trial;
more about the victim's condition and prognosis; farming problems and labor issues; how Mary Smith succumbed to consumption
recently; George Perry of Saxton River died suddenly of heart disease and was very affluent and well-known in the community.