Joanna [Muir Brown]
kind or another and overtaxed nerves has been and is such a common complaint in our family, and for so long a time we considered you the grand exception to the curse, standing as you do on a higher plane, cooling your brow in the pure mountain air and feasting your soul on the absorbing study of sweet soothing nature, untrameled by either the love, or the fear of society and its folly; that it makes our hearts ache to think of you as
tired or worried by the vexatious botherations of ordinary mortals. But it seems that they who comfort others do sometimes themselves need comforting, and how I wish I had the power. We can at least assure you of much true sisterly love and appreciation of your work. (I wish I could see more of your writing) and we can also pray the good Father to be with you and bless you with His peace, and rest of soul.
1889 Dec 8
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