John S. Gray
vines, and extending the area of resi[illegible]ent vines as you all must do to overcome that serious trouble- I trust he and his are well and that Mrs. Reid is stronger than when we saw her last as she came out to wave us farewell from their porch, as we past over the viaduct = Mrs. Galloway too I trust is well. Please remember us to all the friends with our kindest regards. Mrs. Galloway will be interested to known that Mrs. Sanderson - Isabella- has sold off her household effects closed her house, and yesterday left us to go to spend the winter with her daughter Grace who is settled in East Orange near New York- I felt very unwilling to have her go, but know that it is better for her- My own family is much as usual in health and prosperity- I lately turned over my factory to a large company and resigned its entire management to my sons Paul & David- so that I am now out of active business, and only retain an office in the bank to attend to my personal affairs and to give an hour or two a day to the bank- Otherwise I might be "looking for a job" We have spent about half of our time since our return from the west on our country place, but now that cold weather is coming will be shut out of that, & may have to think of migrating to a warmer climate. With kind regards and best wishes for you and yours believe meEver Yours SincerelyJohn S. GrayP.S. David Gray of Buffalo-my nephew as you will see writes occasional light stories for the Century and has gone to Manilla & Japan partly for his health and partly for material for future work- the wrong places to look for his kind of subjects I should think- horses being at a discount there.
1902 Nov 21
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