Mary [Muir Hand]
to tell you all about our village and little home & Annie or Willis will do that. And the best way to tell about “the [gude?] man” is to send you a photo, which I do, He is the [‘gudest?] man’ I ever knew. I also send my photo, which is not very good. Annie says “is not good at all”- Our home is sunny and I am happy but am not feeling very well today and am tired – so will cease writing. Success in your work must be a continual comfort to you. I have been crayoning and penciling some of late. Heaven bless you dear John! Affectionately Mary.Dear Brother,Mary has left a page for me to fill so I will write a few lines. She says perhaps I will tell you all about Phillips. I cannot in a few lines, but will give you an outline. Population 250p; county seat of Price Co.: buildings good and tasty; situated on Elk Lake which covers 200 acres or more. Elk river flows thro’ the lake and much timber is cut on the river either way. No mill here so the logs pass to mills on Chippewa and [Nus’s?] Logging is the source of nearly all business done in town. People are generally rough and uncultured; a very few however in the village, are good, temperate and religious. We hope for better things. We shall rejoice to see you here before very long. Cordially Your Bro. Willis [Hand?].
1880 Apr 19
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