Mexico March 4th 1886 [Mexico City, Mexico Thursday 4 Mar 1886]

To Frank [Franklin Richards Snow, b. 1854] and Arthur [Arthur Eugene Snow, b. 1870] about the Mount Hope field and fruit trees & vines. I short time ago I wrote to Frank [Franklin Richards Snow, b. 1854] requesting him to look over that field and talk with Father Thomas and give such advice and instructions as was necessary to make most out of it or at least to preserve what trees are yet alive. I wish further to remind him and Arthur [Arthur Eugene Snow, b. 1870] that Bro [Brother] Nelsen gave me a row of seedling Peaches last spring, but as they were so young I asked him to let them stand where they were beside his water ditch another and I would this spring transplant them to Mount Hope. I also intended to Have those choice varieties of Grapes now in Washington field [Washington, Utah] doing us no good dug up and removed on the hill. I had until now forgotten to make mention of these trees & vines. I think perhaps it may not be to [too] late yet to remove them. The vines should be Dug up with grubing [grubbing] hoes or spades thrown into waggon [wagon] bed and some damp old hay over them to [keep] sun & wind from drying fine roots and hauled up and immediately put in the ground. Perhaps as well up toward the East springs or where else seems suitable. The peach will thrive transplanted even after Blosoming [blossoming] and when [leaved] out if leaves not too large. I wish this matter considered at once and if deemed yet practicable, Bro Thomas and Cleaver can go down with the Boys and teams (help enough to dig and bring up all the vines at once & at once started on the Hill below East Springs, the roots will find water without much irrigation especially after first year. In digging up let roots be preserved as much as possible and in replanting large roots they should be put in deep. Yours etc. E. Snow [Erastus Snow 1818-1888]