Hodges writes to Hutchens, his cousin, requesting help as they have hit hard times as a drought wiped out his crops, and he has no money to buy groceries or clothes. Brittain then writes to Hutchens on behalf of Hodges almost two months later requesting Hutchens' help. Brittain writes again in June thanking Hutchens for the package he send Hodges. The final letter is Hodges writing to Hutchens thanking him for the package and detailing his crops success and failure.
This letter from W. E. Hodges details current happenings in cousin Hodges life. He requests coats and pants and writes that he "will glad get them." Hodges ends by stating he will be 70 years old the next year.
This letter from W. E. Hodges discusses his current health stating that the doctor said it would be a "long time" before he is able to work all day again. He asks for any old clothes that Hutchens and his family no longer need and he will be glad to get them.