[Joanna Muir Brown]
Mary [Muir Hand]
is not able to do anything of that kind but then his restless spirit never forsakes him, He says that he can do more good in Hamilton market than in any place he ever was and that he must go back for he is only happy when employed. We have tried to reason with him and tried to make it pleasant for him here in every way we could but you know how it is, he is [illegible] again and so forgets that he is not able to get along the way he used to. What can we do? We are hindering him for the present by telling him that it is inconvenient to give him his money but of course that will not last long. Mary I cannot tell you how grateful Walter and I feel to you for your promised visit to our little grove, and the interest you take in it yourself. it is next to going there ourselves and to know that it is all right is a great comfort. You ask if I am coming to Phillips this summer. We hardly know what we will do yet, but a very cool season is prophesied by the old settlers and if it is comfortably I would be glad to avoid the fatigue of traveling [so?] we will see. Many kisses to little Wheler and yourself and love to WillisAffectionately J. [illegible][in margin: We will send the piece of the chair right off. I believe I never told you about our furniture. It came through better than we could have hoped though the big chair which had so much [illegible] It will have to be sent to town for repairs but it can be made all right. I should have thought that [Willis' summer nest?] and "Interior" would have kept it all right, but it didn't]You ask about Walter and his business, He says tell Mary we are getting along first rate now and that in a few days we will have a little locomotive to draw in the logs from the woods and that you must come and take a ride, the road being about a mile in length at present, He wishes me to enclose this excursion ticket for you. So be sure to come and get the good of it. When we first came here we had rains which were unusual even for this
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