Sister [Mary Muir]
sight of your neatly ar- ranged work. Maggie has been quite sick but is much better again. Annie is home at last but you will be surprised to hear that she is again teaching. Mary Staley was not able to enter school and so made arrangements [deleted: to] with Annie to teach a few months until she should recruit, so that Anne is right here at home and thinks she will like it best she will doubtless write to you shortly and tell all her own news. Our ministers only little girl died last week causing much sorrow, I was there during much of her sickness and never be- fore was a witness to parents grief on such an occasion, Poor little Edie was a sweet little [deleted: little] blossom which all loved and her loss almost broke her mothers heart. We received a letter from Father last week in which he said he would not live in Portage ten min- utes if he could help it and desired Mother to come to H—. but Mother says, Nay verily. I rejoice to say that I am much better than when you were home
1874 Sep 8
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