Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
he can do at present) on a ranch near town, he comes home at night & Harry is on the ranch in Kansas alone taking care of the place & the few horses left on it. The place cannot be left as in that thinly settled country everything that could be carried off would be taken. The children are well except Jessie but she is able to be at her work in Mr Foss' office. My own health has been poor this last summer & fall I am quite nervous, though I am able to do something most of the day. I hope this will find you all well. Give my love to Louie & kiss Wanda & Baby for me. Remember me to Doctor & Mrs Strentzel & may God Bless you Dear JohnMaggieexcuse so many blunders)[in margin: P.S. I don't think John thinks or has [thought?] much about comming to Cal. he says things sometimes on the spur of the moment in a kind of desperation he feels so unsettled. Thank you for your welcome. We are in hope of seeing Mary & family soon on their way to their new home. M.R.]Crete, Neb. Dec 9, 1889.My Dear Brother JohnYour exceedingly kind & comforting letter was received two days ago & it is just like yourself the good & kind self you have ever been to me. I thank you John but words are poor, sometimes, to express our feelings. John also received your answer to his & we thank you for your willingness to help & for the substantial help you have already given, and are sorry you had to lose your fine grape crop. We feel speaking of help from any other members of the family would be of no use as David in a
1889 Dec 9
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