Annie L. M[uir]
very free. Now I think I have made my case very plain to you; Am almost as- hamed of taking up a whole letter with self.Maggie has gone to Kanses City to visit Joanna & Father. Her health has been very poor this winter; she will be back in a week or two.You came very near visiting us. But "Almost" is but [illegible]With love to your Loui and little Wanda, I close Your [Off.?] [Sister?] Annie L. [illegible]Crete, Feb. 14. 1884.Dear Brother JohnI know that a letter from me is more than due you, but I have delayed for two reasons, first I find writing very fatiguing; and I did not know what to say - was waiting for developments but I have not gained as much as I had hoped for during the winter, and now see plainly that I cannot hope to make California in the spring. Indeed I have been patiently waiting for strength to go to Kansas City, which has not yet come, and that is only about 200 miles; so you see Cal. is
1884 Feb 14
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