[Joanna Muir]


May [Mary Muir]


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[4]was so moderate that I thought best to come and I am so glad that I did. I do not know why, but I enjoy myself fifty per cent. better than last term, I have another study too yet do not have half the anxiety over my lessons, and yet I think I stand better in my classes. But I must tell you what a wonderful thing I did [deleted: Saturday] last night, You know I am a member of the [ Sycam?], so my first attempt at debating (in public) came off last night, and instead of trembling or fearing, I was as placid and calm as an untroubled lake not even doing that which is so easy for me to do, turn red. On taking my seat I was hearty cheered, and at recess my day, what congratulations flowed in [1] 17[in margin: Annie is well her address is Murcellon, Columbia Co, Wis.]Osh. Wis. Jan 35 '74.Dearest May. And so I have actually had the pleasure of hearing from my lost sister again. I came home Friday night from school, threw down my things, sat down by the window and peevishly exclaimed, well, I guess the folks dont are anything about me, for three weeks have passed, and not a word I was ready to weep with [illegible]ation. I could not be comforted and pondered whether or not I would write to you again. Evening came and Mrs Cornell, the lady with whom I board (for I am boarding this term) announced two young gentlemen.


Osh[kosh], Wisc.

Date Original

1874 Jan 25


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Reel 03, Image 0023

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