Julia M[errill] Moores
[in margin: 949]5 what I so earnestly desire – an honest God fearing and God serving man. He was made to be in the thick of the battle – and if his armor is all on he will answer the end – whether he fall early or late. I always think of you two as friends – and ever must so consider you. My Janet & Katy Grayson are together in our little home this winter – they are two fair girls – and make the home bright with their sweet ways. They study well – wh. opens daily to them a new world. Charles is a fair sturdy youth, no longer the little boy –(him we have lost) He has no bad habits. can walk faster & eat more & is as well advanced in his studies as any boy of his age in town.
1876 Feb 3
Original letter dimensions: 29.5 x 12.5 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0371
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