Joanna G. Muir


Sister Mary [Muir]


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[3]elegant an exit as possible Nothing of importance has occurred here of late, excepting that there is one addition to the colored population of Portage and the unit is at the res- idence of [underlined: Bluford Turner] Miss Osborne inquires very frequently inquires when you will return home as she wishes some assistance in crayoning, her health is greatly improved, Mrs Seum[illegible] also wishes to take a study of you. How did you like the furs which Willis conveyed to you? By the way Annie wants to know if hers came or if only some for you as she will soon send the money where with to pay for them if there are [4]any for her. How do religious matters prosper in Madison The interest does not increase as much as we had hoped in this place Jenny Staly is still sick sometimes better and some- times worse, it must be very discouraging. We are all about as usual as far as health is concerned, I trust you are well, and shall be glad to hear from you soon. I will enclose a [underlined: little some] of Fathers and Mother’s hair. Mother and Annie send their love, and I am the sister who loves you very [underlined: very] much [underlined: much]. Joanna [illegible].


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1877 Jan 30


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Reel 03, Image 0509

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