Joanna [Muir]


Emma [Muir]


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[2][in margin: I shall be very glad to hear from you [underlined: soon], and the Doctor also.]hope however that ere the season is over you may yet make us a visit. [ Mother?] and I have been quite busily engaged in mak- ing garden and already rejoice in the possession of of a beautiful row of peas of which we are very proud. We also have a good bed of lettuce (I should think that would bring her), and several rows of corn planted. Our [illegible] [illegible] is doing finely as is also Miss Murphy and the other ships. How are your plants prospering and how does gardening flourish? We had a letter from Father last night who is delighted with his new home [3]and as usual is busily employed in improving both house and grounds after which he will doubt- less become tired of it He however enjoys it at present. John has sent us some more of his pictures which are better than the ones from which Mary copied yours they look very natural and are the same size. I wish we had yours and Dan’s also. I have enquired about the price of butter here and at present it is about [illegible] it is higher than formerly owing to a man having moved here lately who buys up all the butter


Portage City, Wisc.

Date Original

1874 May 16


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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0087

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