[Louisiana E. Strentzel]
[Louie Strentzel Muir]
We have had but one letter from you, and now from Father. Why does he not write? You wrote that the trip was too hard for Father, that he was not feeling well, but you did not say how you stood it yourself. We are both feeling anxious about you, not hearing from you. Papa sent a telegram yesterday but you did not answer, so he thinks you have left the valley and gone somewhere else. We want you to stay as long as you like and see all you possibly can, for you have waited a long while for this pleasure.I was over yesterday and your house, and so far as I can see everything is all right. [Ah jing?] feeds the chickens and milks the cows, and [Jim? Tim?] waters the flowers. [Alphonse?] sleeps in the little room and works all day. Jimmy came back last week stayed a few days, and left again. The other Chinaman say he got every so much money from them, then left. I am glad he is gone, I think the house is safer without him. I have brought [Jack's? John's?] papers and all your most valuable things over here, and have kept the house locke dup as well as I could. You know the locks are none of them very safe. May God [bless?] and protect you both from all danger Your Mother.
 Jul 14
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