This is a letter from Congressional Medal of Honor recipient William Wallace Cranston to his sister Mary. The letter was sent on September 7, 1907. In it he describes his failing health and the rough weather that they had experienced in Kansas. He lived in the small town of Parsons, Kansas, about 150 miles south of Kansas City, Missouri. On December 7, 1907, two months after writing this letter, William Wallace Cranston died.