[Joanna Muir Brown]


Mary [Muir Hand]


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[6]place and the mud was so deep as to make it very hard to make any headway at all, and as he had not got things into very good working order it was pretty bad, and then of course bring obliged to fight it out alone it was harder but he got through the tug bravely and no doubt will get along finely now I assure you he needs both his legs and his wits to keep everything going right, there are so many departments to be looked after. Before another rainy season comes he will be ready for it so that it will not [illegible]ly affect him.[7]You ask about Father and I have plenty to say about him for Walter and I are severely perplexed about him, He does not find the employment he anticipated and so is becoming restless again and I really fear he will go once more to Hamilton, there are no colored people close by excepting those employed by W. and of course they are busy from the time Father gets up in the morning until nearly his bed time so of course he finds little opportunity to talk to them and as they were the ones he intended to work among he is discontented, the truth of course is that he


Jefferson, Ark.

Date Original

1882 Apr 25


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0824

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Page 4


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