Joanna [Muir]


May [Mary Muir]


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[2]subject for the next. If you want a matter of fact one I think this will be just the one for you – “Having eyes to see they see not!” You I am sure can enlarge up- on that grandly; so many pass through this world with eyes en- tirely blind to the grandeur of this earth of ours. Mental blindness also you can speak of, making the mind dark even when there is so much light and happiness, and keen delight for us if we are but willing to let the light in. But you know what I mean and are far better able to treat the subject then I. An [underlined: now] there are but five weeks more till Christmas and I am beginning to wonder what is to be done. I have not yet heard from John, If he should come of course we should all go home [3] and then we could make fur- ther arrangements then, But sup- pose he should not come, what then, would you come? The next term is only two weeks in length and I think I can master sufficient means to carry me through that, as I can live quite cheaply here, but further I cannot see nor do I need, that is far enough. What think you of Father’s [modus operandi?] isn’t it too bad? I am sure I do not know how it is to terminate, certainly Ma does not want to go away out to Canada and yet now that he has bought a house there I suppose she will be very determined. I had a letter from Annie this morning in which she said she was going to teach in the village of [illegible] this winter. I am glad she will have means of her own again, I think it will do her good too, to have a change. I am glad she has had this opportunity.


Oshkosh, Wisc.

Date Original

1873 Nov 16


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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1229

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