J[ulia] M[errill] Moores
care and sickness. There was no other way then to come off- and we are glad that we did. This is a beautiful place. Not mild enough for you – but very satisfactory to such as we – who see nothing the year round but brick walls and dusty streets! We are living in the garrison – and it is our first experience of military life, Col. Hough is Commander of the Post. Still we do not find it at all disagreeable for there is only one small company of soldiers here. – the most of the regiment having gone out to meet the Sioux.- But the island! It has been a source of delight since we came. We are where we can continually see the Straits of Mackinan – with lakes [ Huren?] & Michigan stretching off on either side.
1876 Aug 19
Original letter dimensions: 13 x 39.5 cm.
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