and you know how much work that brings along with it, but it is pretty well along now and I think will be very comfortable when finished. I have been doing rather more then my usual amount of digging making and planting this spring, my tree's and bushes are growing finely and I think repay for all the trouble, my health is rather poor but I manage to be around and help along a little. I keep a girl to do my work and go out of doors a good deal. Maggie has been out here twice lately she still keeps her little poney & buggy and rides out nearly every day I think it does her a great deal of good. Joanna is at home this summer Mother's health is pretty good. I am glad J is at home it seems so lonesome for mother when the girls are all gone still she always seems willing to have it so if the girls would rather Father is very busy you know he never does anything by halves and he is Farming. write soon and send me a little poesy. Grandma Galloway said to tell you that she was glad you are so well and liking the place where you are so well as you seem to from you Affectionate Sister Sarah Mound Hill May 8th 1870Dear Uncle John You said in one of your last letters that you would like me to write to you so I think I will do so now. I am going to school this summer our teacher's name is Georgia Shaw I like her very well. We have a long term of school this summer it being four months and a half. I am getting along nicely with my studies I study Grammer, Geography, Practical Arith- metic, Mental Arithmetic, History and spell- ing.- Mr Van Brunt is building our new house just now so that when you come back we will have a nice big room for you to spread out all your curiosilies when you show them to us and a nice big bed-room for your special benefit. Mother has been sowing her flow- er seed and we have nice times helping her. We have a great many flower shrubs among which are Snowdrop, Snowball, Flowering Almond, Climbing Rose Vauegaled Rose Dansask Rose White Rose Scotch Rose58100508
Mound Hill, [Wisc]
1870 May 8
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