J[oanna Muir Brown]
[Mary Muir Hand]
in speaking of Job he said - "Put forth thy hand and touch his bone and his flesh and he will etc." People can [illegible] a great deal if only they have good health, for then at least they are not [illegible] in their view of things.I am feeling much better too than when I wrote you last, feeding the baby has been a great refile and she has done quite as well until within a week or two she has not seemed quite as flourishing, she had a [illegible] and I got that cured up, then a cold & the [illegible] in her life which is now nearly gone. but I think her teeth are troubling her though she has not cut  any of it though I thought her teething long ago. She is sitting now on the bed with pillows all about her to keep her from falling overboard, she can sit nicely now but manages to get over on her head as often as possible to make one come and set up again she is up to all sorts of little mischief now and is just a precious little comfort. I had most of her short clothes ready a long time ago intending to put them on when she was six month sold but we have had such changeful strong windy weather this spring that I did not think best to change until the weather
Kansas City, Mo.
[1885 May 28?]
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