Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
do that) someone will have to stay on it. & as John cannot find anything to do that would pay here, in & around Crete, we think we must leave & be all together on the place it will cost less & perhaps we can make a little the boys & J. I can at least save all I can if I cant do any more John thinks he must leave home anyway (after he puts in a little crops) to find something to do. You spoke of Walter Brown he is still in Philadelphia, where he has been all Winter & I do not know how long before, trying to put through some railroad scheme of his, which if he succeeds in will be a fine thing for him - & if otherwise will prove very disasterous. Joanna is still in Portage and may be all next summer.Mary has come out to her new home in Neb. we had a very pleasant visit of about a week with her & her two youngest children, she stayed about the same length of time in Lincoln & started for Kearney about a week ago I had a letter from Mother within a few days they are all pretty well but Annie L she ahs been sick with this influenza for three weeks, & is only able to sit up about four hours in the day now.With much love to all I am your affectionate SisterMaggie01404
1890 Feb 22
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