[Joanna Muir Brown]


Mary [Muir Hand]


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(2)well, I scarcely think you can quite understand the comfort your letter gave me, I went to sleep with a quiet gladness in my heart, which this mornings light has not dispelled. Dear little Wheler, he would not need his hood and jacket on to go out to play here. We are enjoying the most delightful weather which I ever experienced, it is just magnificent, neither too hot or too cold, the woods are richly clad in dark glistening beautiful green and fairly jubilant with happy birds. This is a prettier place than I had even thought when I came[3]and I believe we can make a pleasant home here, at first I think I was only trying to like it but now I begin to feel contented down in my heart. Surviving March the weather was too warm to be comfortable and what with the spring weather which you know is always trying and the change of climate, I was languid almost beyond endurance, I am sure I was as much dead as alive, but I have got over that now and am getting up quite a good appetite again and fell quite cheerful, I have just been down to the


Jefferson, Ark.

Date Original

1882 Apr 25


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0820

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Page 2


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