[Joanna Muir Brown]
interested in your account of the fruit and work — it must be in small c[illegible]. Father sends love to you, he rec’d your letter and read it several times but did not make any remarks abut it. Walter also sends kindest regards. Write again — your letters do me good as they always have in days that are past. The flowers are for our youngest Annie.Affectionately Joanna.[in margin: I would like to know your opinion of the Chinese, are they a benefit to the country or the reverse?]houses of Father’s of which I spoke and her semi-annual payments from Scotland, with this small income, in her own quiet way she seems always to have everything she wants for in Portage one can live as inexpensively as any where I know. Now for a talk about flowers, Have you the magnolia tree in Cal. and if not have you ever seen it? It grows here and I can hardly tell you what an impression it made on me, the [finest?] blossom I saw sent a
1882 May 30
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
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