Joanna M[uir] Brown
that you had given expression to your sincere sentiments, and as I would have done exactly the same under similar circumstances (considering dear Annie's expressed wishes) I have decided just to thank you and tell you that you have only come up to the high standard by which I have alway liked to measure you.By this I do not wish to judge the others of the family, as doubtless they have felt justified by their needs.We are all so very glad to hear of Helens recovered health and her pleasure and success in keeping house, Her letter to Bernice is a great satisfaction to me for I had just been wondering how she was getting along without Wanda - I think you are having the pleasure in your daughters which I have in mine - they are my jewels.We will be watching for your new book which I trust will soon appear. Please let us know when it comes out. I suppose you are very busy with your manuscripts
Port Norfolk, Va.
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