Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
 01490that it is the best thing for us to do to come to Calafornia & accept of your Kind offers & a chance to get on our feet again financially Last week Harry had a letter from can old chum saying he was going to Colorado & wanted Harry to go too he thought he would like to go, but after receiving your letter without telling H about it his father asked him how he would like to stay here & take care of the horses & the place for a number of years if he gave an interest in them. he seems pleased & willing to do so, but it will be very hard for me to leave the poor Boy here alone& more so since I have lived here myself although in about six months he will be twenty one & might go to some place where he would be worse off than here & it is the only way we could all leave we know of I suppose it will not pay to bring furniture such as my old bea[illegible]s the organ or bedsteads most of our [things?] are left at Crete as we have such a small house here We received the three hundred dollars yesterday & thank you for all your thoughtful kindness, till we can do more & now with love to you all I closeMaggie
1891 Feb 15
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.
Reel 07, Image 0077
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