Sarah M[uir] Galloway
Mary [Muir Hand]
place instead as the price asked was too much considering how much would be necessary to repair and make it a modern home. I have no corespondent in Portage but had a letter from Mrs David Allan of Dek[illegible] she wrote asking me if I would be willing to give my sewing machine to a widow who was poor and had five children it was still in the house and Miss Owen who had seen no chance to sell it would be rather pleased to have it gone, so I told her to give it to the widow, I do not know who it was. In that way I know that the Owen's were still there. Mrs Allan said how much she missed Annie, she said she had been a good deal with her in her work for about two years and said that her place of rest was not forgotten, she had been at the cemetery with flowers several times. I think2 #you were also wondering if the lots would be properly cared for. I think there is no doubt of it as David always paid to have them attended to, and any time we were there they looked well cared for. I do not think he will neglect them now I had a letter from Maggie the other day, also one a few days earlier She seemed to [keep?] about as she has done, many times weary enough I know. but still keeps working away. she sent me a few lines to read that she had received from John. # and written on board the steamship "Peninsular" in the Arabian sea about 300 miles east of the Straits of Babelmandeb Octr 28 - he said these long sea voyages were doing him so much good, he was eating better than he had done in fifteen or twenty years he said to-morrow we expect to be at Aden 06216
1903 Dec 16
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 13.5 cm.
Reel 13, Image 0904
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