Joanna [Muir Brown]
[Mary Muir Hand]
have more effect to wait until he enquired what the building was for and then tell him, but when he saw the frame going up and in answer to his inquiring was told that it was for him and that he could have it made just to suit himself, he became some what excited and said it was of no use as he could now see plainly that the Lord had not intended him to work here and that be could not go to battle alone. He said that if this had been his field there would have been more [people?] accessible to him in his condition and so the buildinghad to be turned into a little school house which was very necessary, Father however consented to stay with us until August when some note of his becomes due, This was his own proposition which of course we were very glad of hoping that some thing may occur to change his mind. We never mentioned yours and Willis’ letter and I would not have known who it was from but for the address John wrote him a similar letter I suppose and concerning it he was also silent. John is very much exces[illegible]
1882 Jun 7
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