Julia M[errill] Moores
it to say – that they succeeded admirably though sometimes a little impudent. On New Year’s eve – in my brother’s parlors – a company of some thirty or forty men assembled, The Authors read aloud chapter about to the characters – the story they had written. it was received with shouts of laughter & applause. There was as you may imagine a great taking down of Merrile Moores – and some others. But all disrespect and impudence was forgiven & counted for naught for we were well unpaid by the sprightliness of the story. Here I have written you no news – The family is well – Merrill hard at work – Charles & Charley in College doing well – The girls doing duty at home – or in school – as either teachers or scholars – and the mothers & fathers happy in well behaved children. Give much love to your dear wife - & believe me your true friend Julia M. MooresIndianapolis Jan. 12th 1881 232 North Alabama St.My dear friend,Your letter of June I answer in January! I have often had you in my thoughts – and you may be sure that though I have been glad for you in your own home with its ‘snowy linen’ and its dear mistress. I have not felt any anxiety about you. I have thought of you as comfortable & so happy that you did not need my intermeddling. But we are still friends – and I think that as Dr. Johnsen says – ‘Any friendship needs repairs!’ And what repairs are better that what can be done by letter-writing?
1881 Jan 12
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
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