Joanna [Muir Brown]


[Mary Muir Hand]


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[4]about it but of course realizes the helplessness of us all to do any thing [in?] the [case?]. He has written me two letters, By the way, in one of my letters to him I spoke of our being in a strait between two opinions, as to whether it was best to leave our little one sleeping in her present quiet resting place and make it as beautiful as possible or to place the precious dust where others of our kindred would likely be laid, He replied about as [follows?], “If my advice can be of any value I would think it much better to leave it as it is at least while Mary is there to keep the flowers fresh upon it” This of late has been more and more my own thought[1][circled: 23][in margin: Did you see the piece of the chair which I sent? I forgot to say that this trimming on the front of the [illegible] dress is only about the length of a bib in length, a little longer. Father is sitting on the lounge and sends love. Do write soon Joanna]Jefferson Ark. June 7. ’82.Dearest Sister:-I see it is nearly a month since the writing of your last letter and I certainly must answer without further delay. I did not intend being so long in telling you more about father, although we could hope for only a small congregation Walter decided to build a little house for him to speak in and try to get enough together to interest him, W. did not tell him before hand what his purpose was, thinking it would[in square: 2]


Jefferson, Ark.

Date Original

1882 Jun 7


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0858

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