Louie [Strentzel Muir]
scold anybody, since we came, not even Josephus!Wanda is very well, and enjoys learning about the orchard with Grandpa, but in the house she gestows her attention mainly upon Grandma who seems to e, as she promised, getting well becaus of having the baby near her.Wanda has just finished her own little letter with a needle, all by herself, and says "Tell dear papa to hold it up against the light and read how many, many little kisses his own baby sends to him." O papa, if you knew how much she thinks and talks of you!Dear husband, do not leave the mountians till you feel well and strong. Good bye. Louie [letterhead with embossed image]Martinez, California August 23, 1885Dear John.I have given up try- ing to follow as fast as you travel, and so am going at a comfortable pace to the Yellowstone Your letter from Shasta came Thursday evening, and I sent you a note to Portland next morning, but of course it could not reach you if you left there Saturday.I sent $50.00 to Mrs. [Lesson?] by Express. Saturday morning.Two letters from Portland came on Friday, but as you did not tell me where to write to you in National Park, I sent to Mr. Borland for a lot of railroad guides and
1885 Aug 23
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
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