Mary [Muir Hand]


Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid], & Sharah [Muir Galloway]


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[6]The snow is about a foot deep It is not very cold but is comfortable and healthful – We have had but one very cold snap and then thermometer went as low as 34° or 36° I do not remember which — Yes we were all pleased to hear the news from Arkansas and pleased to know that the little one is so strong and well. A letter from J a few days ago informs us that she has been afflicted with jaundice and so has not gained strength as rapidly as she otherwise would have done. Walter is selling[7]out his business and intends removing to Kansas City – where he will go with real estate business They were boarding at Little Rock when she wrote as they could not conveniently get help at the Springs Father will remain with them during the cold weather at least she says I suppose your Christmas will be spent where you now are. Oh that we could be all together once more. Do you suppose that will ever be? We seem to be getting more and more scattered – instead of any thing else. If Annie should be married she might


Phillips, Wis

Date Original

1882 Dec 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0972

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Page 4


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