Margaret [Muir] Reid
little Gracie dont seem to realize much about it, but David Annie and especialy Sarah has suffered keenly. she has seemed a little more cheerful lately, but has a pretty bad cold now[.?] How nice to think that Joanna is getting well. Oh John how [changed?] we must all seem to you when you come, but perhaps you look some older too you will know so much differance on the children and so many of them you have never seen. Anne graduated from Portage school last summer, and Jessie expects to next June but my greatest gladness on her account is that she has given her heart to the Saviour. My baby is now five years old I expect will go to school next summerwe call him John J – or John John [&?] for you and his John is working away at his old [Britney?] is getting disgusted with it as things go here, and threatens to go west. I think my health is perhaps better than when you saw me, at any rate I have lots of help in my own family now for which I am truly thankful. I suppose you have had a very enjoyable time in Alaska. O do tell me when we shall see your face again can’t you do some of your writing in Portage. I must now stop, praying that the blessing of God attend you at every step through life. I remain as ever your affectionate sisterMargt. H Reid00885
1880 Feb 11
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