5[in margin: for pitties sake do not allow this horrid looking letter to live burn it as I do yours] Sarah has been staying with us this week and wishes mother and I to go home with her on Saturday. We think we will, and on my return I shall expect to find a letter from you so you had better hurry up James Balentine was [burned?] last week he died of lung fever there has been a large number of funerals here lately but I do not think you are acquainted with any I fear you will [illegible] make out[on envelope: 6/3/1874 frm Joanna Miss Mary Muir Madison Wisconsin] [in square box: 19]
1874 Jun 3
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