[Joanna Muir Brown]
Mary [Muir Hand]
(4)[in margin: Walter was up at Kansas City last week which is within about a hundred miles of Crete [Neb.?] He went to start a lumber yard [illegible] and made very satisfactory arrangements.]spring for a fresh drink and I did wish you could just have been with me for an hour at least I am sure your eyes would have feasted on the quiet beauty, there is a little stream running through a ravine from the spring eastward and on either side are ferns and flowers and beautiful trees, sometime you surely must come and spend a winter with us and stay until about May or June and then we can all go North and stay a little while with you would not that be fine?[in margin: A long time ago [illegible] brought in some beautiful wild violets and told me to press one for Annie and so I send it now but it did not press nice They have as deep a color as pansies. We have beautiful flowers here. Mrs. Sackett may consider herself well off to have escaped so easily, that was shamefully careless. Give them my congratulation and remember me to all our friends. I believe I promised to write to Mrs. F[illegible]ell and I must. We are quite anxious to know about our house Is any body living in it?]Jefferson Ark. Apr. 25. 82.Dear Mary: -Your splendid long letter which I had looked so long for came last night. I had been nursing you through the measles so long that I was exceedingly glad to hear of your much improved health. I had [illegible] the times and Badger very carefully for accounts of measles patients but all I could ever see concerning you was that you were [entertaining?] Mr & Mrs. [illegible] which I know you would enjoy if you were at all[in square 2]
1882 Apr 25
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