Dear Brother John I hope you have not forgoten me yet I know I have nothing like forgoten you you have not writen any to me since you went away last and I should like very well to get a letter from you I suppose you have very little time but try and get a little some place if you please. one night Daniel went to the postofice and about the time we expected him back Joanna felt very impatient to know if there were any letters for hir and she said she would almost shreak for joy if there were onw and by and by Daniel came and she apeared to feel very bad when she found there were none for her and once before that she went and got hir hair nicely combed and she said she was geting ready to read hir letter but there were none for hir. oh John if I could only see you and David and I suppose you would like to see me and there it is. Mother and Daniel is away up to see Margaret to day and there is no body at home but us three girls and Father. what a poor writer I am I am ashamed to send it so far I shall send you a picture as I promised be sure and send us wird soon from your affectionate Sister Mary Muir00280
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
[1861 Nov 24]
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.0 cm
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