00583My Dear Uncle John I thought I would put in a few lines so I might tell you how much I thank you for the pretty Book I received from you. The title was Cats and Dogs not meaning our Domestic Cats and Dogs only but all of the Cat tribe such as Lions and tigers &c and of the dog tribe wolves and jackals &c. Last summer when Pa and Ma were visiting Mr Robinson of Caledonia Ma received a beautiful pair of peacocks from Mr Robinson. perhaps you have never seen a peacock. I will describe them to you the peahen is a common looking bird about the size of a turkey with a green neck a bunch of brown feathers on her head. The peacock is a superb bird with a blue head and neck a purple body, and a tail which measures about four feet in length which shines beautifully in the sun. the peahen had six younglings but two of them came to an untimely end. but I am commencing to yawn so I had bet- ter stop I still remain your affectionate nephew George583
Mound Hill, [Wisc]
1872 Apr 1
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