Julia M[errill] Moores
But we outsiders – are dust covered, time – [ worn?] dwellers in cities do not want to lose sight of you, - personally I mean. Why do you not write. It has been a long time- and I want a letter. I do not know when I have written to you – but that makes no odds – when you have so much within yourself and around you, you do not need us – but we do need you. I do not believe I have ever told you of my last summer among the Green Mountains – with the children. Children indeed! Two six footers for a body guard and my bonnie Janet – now nearly twenty years old. How can I call them children? Well – we had a nearly perfect summer – and I shaint tell you any more until you write. Sister Kate is hard at work pegging away at the tough soles of saw Hoosiers – or gathering flowers from the plants she has trained in the passing years. I wish you could see her – she is noble and beautiful in her work. Mina is with her. The Merrills the Ketchams – Davis’ and Graydons – no one of them forget you. all have read and enjoyed your ‘Humming Bird’. Miss Hendricks – I see every few days. She is well – and remembers you with much pleasure. Write soon to your old friends and give an account of yourself . My health is better. Truly & affectionately Julia M. Moores
1878 Feb 26
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 22.5 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0724
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