Feb 1860
Dear John I was glad when Mary came home from the meeting and said there was a litter from Pa and me and [illegible] asked hir ware it was and she said David had it in his pockit When he came I wondered what was in it than Ma opened it and got the ledar. Mary and Anna goes to school and I go to sometimes I guess about half of the time and our teachers name is Daniel gillfillan and he teaches [illegible] at the bridge and the [illegible] school house and Mary and Anna is going to stay the last night But I guess I wont. John Be sure and come up for we are all wearying more then ever for awhile I was looking all the time for you and I was sure you would come I have had a cold for a long time now and have not been out [illegible] since it is about a month since I was at the meeting [last?] [illegible] is no Sunday school now you [xxx deleted] [xxx deleted] [illegible] told me to ask Ma if she wold like to ride in the car [illegible] she [says?]
no and David says no he would be afraid he would git kiled and Daniel says yes sur But I dond think I would like very well for I am afraid I would get [illegible] of But I [illegible] [illegible] Sarah to ask [him?] whither [he?] [illegible] got the picture Willy read says you never told him to give the picture to Sarah Ma think that you will get [illegible] if you [illegible, illegible, illegible, illegible]. John reid expects to come to Madison about the end of the Month Friday in the afternoon Sarah and David and little Anna and little George came and just after dinner Margaret and John cam But Ma thinks we would have just have been right if John had been there [than?] we would have been all together once more [xxx deleted] [xxx deleted] [xxx deleted] [xxx deleted] [xxx deleted] Pa received your letter and was glad to know that you had got the money for we was a fraid it was lost for you was so long a[illegible] writing I like the cedar and I let tham all see it whan they were hear John Blakely is hear now when do you think you can come to see us with [illegible] Joanna
Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 20.0 cm
Muir, Joanna, "Letter from Joanna Muir to John Muir, 1860 1861 Feb" (1860). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1065.
Reel 01, Image 0167
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