Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
[in margin: & the grape vines have not been long uncovered. Under some circumstances [Pata?] Plumari's advice is hard to take. would'nt the auld body if he could now. how often you used his advice, be flatered & he would say as he often used to in Peter Plowmans Day your man " Give my love to Louie & the children also to Mr & Mrs Strentzel. I hope you are all well & have got over the grippe - we are all usually well]it is now. it is a year since I was out there & they have been keeping house alone & things are getting sadly out of order Jessie will stay and still work in the office of Dawes & [Joss?]. It may be Dear John that J & I can break away & come to Cal. sooner than we think one of our friends here who takes the 'Century' will give us an opportunity to read your articles about Yosemite which will be a pleasure how beautiful everything must look, with you now we have had quite pleasant weather here but not very warm cherry & apple trees are in bloomCrete, Neb. Apr 28th, 1890.[in margin: Lovingly your sister Maggie]My Dear Brother JohnI received your kind letter & also the check of fifty Dollars you ordered Payot Upham & Co to send to me. & what can I do or say oh nothing at present but just Thank You John. Many 'hopes defered" has made me heartsick but I will cherish the hope that someday & that not so very far off, your substantial help will be paid up & all your piled up kindnesses in word, & deed (though I would be glad of an opportunity) I can never repay but that God may bless, & make it all up to you is my prayer;
1890 Apr 28
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