Joanna G. Muir


Sister Mary [Muir]


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[1][circled: 13][in margin: Annie says please send a postal immediately if she is to send the money] Portage, Jan. 30, 77.Dear Sister May, How do you do, and how do you like Summer weather in January? Have you had any sleigh riding during the week past? I sup- pose you are too much a person of business to indulge [underlined: much] in so unpractical a use of time but as I am not a use- ful member of society I have spent nearly every afternoon of late in a cutter and with no “Little Billy” in front of it either. The fact is, David has now a horse which I can [deleted: drive] manage and [2]also a very nice little cutter and as Katie like myself has plenty [underlined: time] at command we make excellent use of both. I doubt not that you have been having a very enjoyable time entertaining a special friend of yours He made us a fleeting call one morning somewhere between midnight and 7’-30 A.M. He seemed some- how to be suddenly emptied into the kitchen to the great dismay of Annie whose basque was still lying in the rocking chair but who with her skirts on and a shovel most expeditiously wrapped about her shook hands quite dignifiedly and then made as


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1877 Jan 30


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Reel 03, Image 0507

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