I have received from you, the 1st of January, a wrapper with a sample of leather only! but not a single word. I, however, thank you very much for your kind attention. I do not know what it means and should like to hear from you about this sending. I hope you are always in good health and your brother also! Is your business always prosperous? I wish you a happy new year and remain your very sincere friend. I regret to tell you that I lost my youngest brother past year - he had 24 years only!
If you could send me some stamps I should feel much obliged.