Letter from Tilton C. Reynolds to Juliana Smith Reynolds, January 19, 1863
You say you would like to know what I think about Clara's marriage. I suppose you do know by this time what I wrote but I was so confused when I wrote that I dont know what I did say. Perhaps I was a little hasty. Scott may be a very good fellow and prove a kind husband but Clara getting maried so young and me never knowing that he was going with her until I heard they were to be maried why it took me completely by storm. I will say that I never knew any harm of Scott. Though I dont know whether he is very industrious or not. I know he is a good sawyer and that is all I know about him.
I would have thought Pap would have made a great fuss about the Serenade but it seems he took it all in good fun. Little Tommy helped it along finely with his whistle!
Well I will have to quit this on account of having nothing more to write. I read Uncle Johns letter as I took it down to him and I waited until he read it and then I made him let me read it. Well I have done pretty well on this sheat to have nothing to write. Give my love to all. That Envelope you sent me will have a trip back right away. Good By Dear Mother & write as soon and as often as possible. From your Loving and affectionate son.