Julia M[errill] Moores
or perhaps - the day after thanksgiving_ in order to be in time for the examinations_. I feel afraid that I ought not to let her go on an uncertainty. And yet the need is pressing _ and she is very anxious to do something for her own support. Merrill is practicing law but as yet is not making much money> Charles is still a clerk with Baker Hind & Hendricks & his salary tho' small is sure. They are good children. Men now to all the world but myself. The girls will go to Oakland where Annie Merrill is - an invalid - with her younger brother & near relatives. If you will be so kind as to write & tell me whether you know of any opening. or if you think the i [illegible] a wild one - I shall be much obliged to you. & will write again myself giving you particulars.[in margin: Remember me to your wife & child & believe us all affectionately your friends. With love Julia M. Moores] Indianapolis Nov. 18th 86 232 N. Ala. St.My dear Friend,I do not know that this letter will reach you - for I am not sure that you are still living at Martinez. But I will write and try. It has been about five years since I have heard from you. Not I believe since you sailed away to the Northern Ocean. But I will not reproach you for I have no doubt that you have been busy and happy at home with wife and child. Just so has it been with me and mine. In spite of the
1886 Nov 15
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
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