When you come back you will see a grate change on the work on the railroad, yesterday Fannie and Mr Douglass and I went up and walked quite a way on the embankment, I did not find any good fossils this time but we have a good many here already for you. It rained a little here early this morning but it is clear and bright now but a little cold in the shade, there has been frost nearly every morning this week. Keenie is getting bigger, smarter and prettier every day, he shakes hands beautifully, when I say good morning to him when I come down in the morning. Tommy is well but is dreadfully lonesome without you, he runs upstairs and meows at your door everytime he gets a chance, he went up and did it yesterday.Fannie went home Monday Mr Douglasscame up for her.Write soon and tell us where you are and how soon you will be home.Your loving little daughterHelen MuirMy dear Papa, I have just received your letter from New York and we have all enjoyed the account of your lively wanderings very much, what a wonderful lot of beautiful places you must have seen, I do wish that I were with you and seeing them all too, but I should think that you would get dreadfully tired rushing around from one end09159
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