“Oscar, I’m sending you a picture of your Grandfather – (cousin Joe Smith) He lived with my Grandmother at the time the picture was made. My mother carded the rolls & spun the thread and wove the cloth & made the suit of clothes he wore to have the picture made. We loved cousin Joe & I thought you might like the picture. It was made before the Civil War. Lots of love. Cousin Auther(?)”
This is the picture of Josephus Manson Smith that was attached.