Sarah [Muir Galloway]
as to how we are all getting along David M. Annie or Joanna I suppose write you every once in a while Father and Mother were both well when I saw them on Christmas it is altogether too late to wish you a happy new year nevertheless I send the wish with a fervent prayer that the coming year may be one fraught with many of the best blessings to you. I must close as the children wish to send a few lines. let me hear from you soon As ever yours SarahMy Dear Uncle John If you will tell me what you was doing on Christmas morning I will tell you what I was doing. the first thing I did was to examine the contents of my stocking. I first took out a card with a picture of a cow and her calf next I took out a pair of mittens next came a lead pencil an pen holder and lastly a candy man. was your stocking as well filled as that. I am getting along nicely at school. I stuy U.S. history Geography Arithmetic and spelling. But I like Reading and Geography the best George00528 603[in margin: have you ever received Mother's [illegible] that I sent you some time ago] Mound Hill Jan. 15th 1871My Dear Broth John How shall I begin to express my thanks for those dear little tokens of remembrance you sent us from a far of land. we each prize them highly but none of us more than Grandma. Galloway she tells us to tell you that she is very grateful to think that you thought of her when you were so far away She keeps her little flower tied up in her Mother's Bible with its history as she calls the description you sent along with it and thinks of it as one of her treasures. the little buds and flowers seem to tell us of rocks and mountains and of a warm enthusiastic heart very nearly
Mound Hill, [Wisc]
1871 Jan 15
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