sent Maggie and Sarah, concerning the region of Puget Sound and your voyage etc, and I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed them, Oh! how glorious to be able to see so much of this worlds beauty and grandeur and still more glorious to be able to understand and appreciate it. I hope you will find time to write to us again very soon and do not forget to tell us what your address will be. I trust also that ere another season shall have passed we shall have seen both you and your wife. With much love Joanna.Portage, Wis. May 2, ’80.My dear brother John: -I scarcely known what to say to you today, you have so astonished us by your unexpected news. The first feeling upon hearing that you were to be married, was that of loss, and the naughty tears would come in sprits of all that I could do, but the next was that of real pleasure, for I am sure that you will
1880 May 2
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