Sarah [Muir Galloway]
 [in margin: Has Merril Moses's gone home, or is he still with you. how did he enjoy his visit, is he the same impulsive [illegible] boy he used to be or [has he?] sobered down yet, I should like to see him again]to see either Davids Wife, or Dan's, but she would give a good deal to see [underlined: yours]. Grand Ma Galloway keeps wonderfully well considering all things, her health seems even better than last summer. She is always much pleased to hear about you, and speaks of you every time I see her. she told me to tell you that she is very grateful for your remembrance of her, the others of of the family are usually well, but they have had quite a trial lately. Mr Love came from Scotland for little Johnnie and he having been petted, and played with and cared for by everyone in the family, seems to have wound himself so firmly around their hearts that they can hardly be [in margin: 580] comforted. They have heard however that he has safely arrived in S[illegible] and joined his sisters. How are you getting along John - are you comfortable and happy but I suppose I need hardly ask for I should draw from your letters that you are as happy as the day is long. I imagine somehow that you will be much changed in appearance since we saw you, and sometimes [illegible] if you do not [underlined: sometimes] visit civilized places so that you could have a picture taken to send to us if you do, you must not forget, like a dear good boy. I trust you have received a pair of woolen socks that I started off in your direction about five weeks ago, they may replace one of those pair's that have such awful big holes in them, and keep your feet warm while wandering among the rocks and snow. Here is a picture of George I will send. I think it pretty good, I have also one of [Celiey?] that I will send another time they were taken less than two week's ago. David says he has no news to send, he is lying on the grass at the soon cracking hickory nuts, which occu- pation seems to agree with him much better than writing letters. The children will perhaps write next time, they were very much pleased with your last letters to them, and [underlined: I also] appreciate your kindness to them when you have so many things to think about. do not be very long in letting us hear from you, and again good bye my Dear Brother Sarah  Mound Hill Octr 27th /72My Dear Brother Again I endeavor to span the distance between us to have a talk with you this beautiful quiet Sabbath morning. I have reproached myself many times for being so long in writing to you, but visions of [underlined: sewing], [underlined: knitting] or [underlined: work] in some form or other has kept hurrying me along, making me [underlined: seem] a very forgetful Sister, but better late then never. John, only do not "pay me back in my own Coin. We have been moving along about as usual through the past summer. Anna helping me in the house and George his Father in the fields. and I assure you neither of us have been very idle, but we may be thankful we have all had such good health as we have, for there has been more sickness around us [underlined: this] [underlined: Fall] than any other I can think of, and 00630
Mound Hill, [Wisc.]
1872 Oct 27
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