Carbon copy of a letter from Elsworth Brown to his father, George Brown. He tells George that he would like to by the house on Barton Street from George for $5,000 if he found that alright, or else wait until after the war was finished to fetch a better price from it. He would prefer that it stay in the family, though. He invites George to come to Chattanooga for the winter because it would probably help with his health, and Elsworth would love to have the company. Plus, Elsworth has a Negro housekeeper who can help him with the upkeep. He talks about the impact of the war on the Chattanooga Medicine Company, which has filled their largest order yet for the war medications, and are going to be part of the collaboration to make vegetable soup for relief distribution, if they can find enough vegetables in the drought conditions.