Julia M[errill] Moores
gone out the year or more before onto a little place some ten miles from Los Angles- clearing off & fruit planting. then Mother with Annie. who has been an invalid two years, joined her boys & spent a year with them. Annie being most of the time in a sanitarium near by. In Sept. my sister, Mrs. Merrill, came home, leaving Annie & Sam. at Oakland. & Annie near our relatives the Briers. _ Carl had returned to the Bookstore. in Indianapolis. My brother had been unfortunate in business? & some of the rest of us have met with losses.? Mary Merrill felt that she must make her own living. & Janet having been shut up in the house for two months with her ankle, our physician advises a milder climate when she could get sunshine.[illegible]Charley had an offer of a situation in the [illegible] bookstore in Geary St. San Francisco - so now. Charley_Janet_Annie Mary & Iain are all in Oak land_ keeping house together _ and waiting to get well - & for an opportunity to teach. That is Mary & Janet would teach, Mary is a brave [illegible] girl-full of fire & pluck & has taught more than a year in our public schools. Janet has been mostly at home- thought she has occasionally had private scholars. & has [illegible] from those for whom she had taught. her Aunt Kate. has had charge of her entire education & few knew from this that it is thorough. She is a fine English & French scholar.
1887 Jan 18
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.
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