Sarah [Muir Galloway]
at work on the Farm last fall he has got all the stumps on the broken land pulled except a very few he is busy today drawing them into a fence. Mary is still staying with Maggie she has been out of school part of the time this winter but she keeps steady at her music lessons. her teacher told me that she was getting along very well & that she was away ahead of others of her scholers she was so steady. Annie's school was out last Saturday but I have not seen her since she got through. Joanna feels pretty lonesome this winter she went to school part of the time but could not go steady on account of the roads. Maggie is about her usual & John is in the old place. David has moved into another house I suppose one that is about the only charge I had a letter from Isabella Sanderson a short time ago. David was at Demascus had-had small pox but had recovered. it affected his eyes very much so that he was almost blind for a time. like Paul he was led into the city. not seeing and if he was not lodged in in the street called Straight it was not far from it. Now I must again say goodbye My Dear Brother. write me if it were only two or three lines to let me know if you are well and where you are. Affectionately Sarah00441 Mound Hill March 17th /68My Dear Brother John I cannot tell you how thankful I am to have heard once more of your where abouts. David brought home you last letter to [D G M?] on saturday. how anxiously I heard it read over but my heart almost sank when I heard of your going to start for California. I had expected to see you home this spring but now that you have gone there. there is no saying where you will stop. I presume you will think something about it when you cannot get any further. I have been very anxious about you since I heard of your sickness in Florida. away among entire strangers it must have been very hard to bear. but I believe you would be kindly watched over even there. you make friends where ever you go. and then there is One who would care for the stranger more lovingly566
Mound Hill, [Wisc]
1868 Mar 17
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