although I do get laugh ed at for an un- gainly motion once in a while. 18th Oh! Mary, in a time like this present, none but those who know by experience can estimate the comfort I take in feeling that I am so lovingly re- membered by such warm hearts and when before [underlined: our Father] too, Yes Mary I do remember [underlined: you] there. I am so glad that you are so happy, so well, and so useful, May the sun [underlined: ever] shine upon your dear head. Give my love to Mother and Maggie. Ever yours Joanna Annie Dear I am glad to hear of your music lessons, for I am sure you are enjoying yourself. Yest they did read about the spelling school and of course I felt a great deal of family pride about that time, I forgot to speak of it before. [underlined: Whitt[illegible] poems]!!! Please keep me posted in regard to Mary’s affairs for I know she wont. Its honor able to tattle in a good cause. You are not going to teach are you? I do not know what I shall want sent yet as I do not know how well I shall be
[1874 ?] Apr 17-19
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