Sarah M[uir] Galloway
[in margin: I find this clipping was taken from the Weekly Witness instead of the Tribune Sarah] ourselves, David does not feel able to work as he used to do when you were here, still he keeps doing all he can, Anna is just the same good, willing trusty girl she has ever been to us she will be twenty four next Decr – she taught school the past summer, but intends staying at home the coming winter, Celia is a lively laughing little body, learning to be a great help in household affairs, she has been taking music lessons the past summer and is getting to be quite a musician, she will be just sixteen tomorrow; Gracie, our little girl, is very fond of going with her Father, and helping him do chores, she is getting along nicely with her studies and is quite a reader, she is eight years old last month. I heard from Maggie a short time ago, her health seems to keep about the same she seems to be somewhat homesick yet. Dans health is much improved since going to Neb., what a band of little girls he has now I have not heard what he has named the baby yet. I had letters from Mary and Joanna, they are well, I am going to Phillips on a visit soon and will stay a week or two, it will be my first visit there. You will have heard that David and Katy, also Mother were up there this fall. David is not feeling well, he is too much confined to the store. Now my dear brother I must close you are far from us, but we pray often that the loving Father that has watched over and cared for you always will prosper you in your work and bring you safely back againYour loving sister, Sarah M GallowayPort Hope Wis Sept 14th / 81My Dear brother JohnIf I write to you I wonder if you will ever receive my letter, you are so far far away now it seems as though this could never reach you, but if there is the slightest chance I know you will be glad to hear from us, how glad we are, when we hear that Mother has received a letter from your own dear hand, to know where you are, and what you are doing, my dear brother, God has already brought you through dangers without [number?], and we trust that he will bring you safely back to your dear family, and to us all, we pray for your preservation and happiness and look hopefully forward. What a wonderful part of of the world you
Port Hope, Wis.
1881 Sep 14/24
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