Sarah [Muir Galloway]
00960 been for so many years, Mary too is well, she thinks she has a wonderful baby he begins to pull hair and do all the funny little things baby’s generally do but of course in her eyes, it is truly remarkable. I saw Mother and Annie the day before yesterday they are both well, Annie is helping David in the store for a few weeks, it leaves Mother alone a good deal, but she does not mind it, she says she is not lonely and always seems cheerful, she goes out quite frequently and seems to enjoy herself. We are all as well as usual here, David always busy with something Anna is at home while Celia and Gracie are attending school and getting along nicely with their studies. Give my love to Louie and tell her I will be glad to receive a few lines from her, and do not be long in writing yourself. Trusting that you are both wellI am yours lovingly SarahPort Hope Decr 3rd /80My Dear Brother JohnIt is so long since I have written to you I hardly know where to begin. I see your last letters is dated June 18th and you have wondered many a mile since then. You have been away in Alaska too, I read a letter last week in the, New York Weekly Witness, written by Mr Young, the missionary you have told us about he was describing a part of that Canoe Voyage among the glaciers and icebergs with the Indians who were afraid to sail in such places. I can imagine you sitting entranced, as you behold the wonderful beauty of that morning he describes so grandly, but there are no gains without pains, for again I see you in the Canoe, with your wrappings drawn closely around enduring the cold of
Port Hope, [Wisc]
1880 Dec 3
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