[Ann G. Muir]
Daniel [H. Muir]
[in margin: of letter to “Dear Daniel” from “your [mother)?]]
“Who ir ee comin on, and ire e weel” I am brim full of astonishment at the silence which has followed my visit and begin to think that it must be I did not make a good impresssion. Why does Emma never write to me. I have wait ed and waited for an answer to my letter but it has never come. I trust however that ere long we shall have something more satisfactory than even a letter I wish you could all make us a visit before the Fall has passed away. I return the pat[illegible] which Emma lent me and am much obliged. I would has sent them sooner but feared she was not at home. My love to all. Joanna.
[Joanna G (Muir) Brown]
[in margin: 47]
1874 Portage Augt. 10
I wrote you a few lines on your birth day and have not had an answer but believing that a [multiplicity?] of business and many worldly cares have engrossed all of your time I again write you
I hope you and your family are enjoying good health has Emma returned from her visit The weather here has been excessively hot, so hot as to have injured the wheat crop considerably around here. All of your friends around here are in their usual health before [illegible] Sarah with her
little Gracie spent a week in Portage visiting all round. I think Davids health is unusually good this summer. about two weeks ago I had a letter from John he is still in Oakland writing but intends spending two months this fall about the base of the Sierras — We were surprised to see Mary walk in on Saturday very unexpectedly from Madison and she has returned again this morning she is teaching a class of young ladies oil painting – she is in good health and spirits – I hope her expectation will be realized, Anna is still teaching a very pleasant school. Joanna and I are still alone her health is not good at all
and she thinks her eyes do not improve any I should like to know what can be done for her. I have been quite sick for two weeks but have nearly recovered my usual health Three weeks ago I had a letter from your father he is still very busy making additions to his house and painting it also distributing tracts and he has sent to Bristol for a new supply. We are still anticipat- ing a visit from you this fall with much pleasure cannot Emma and the baby accompany you. affectionately your Mother ———
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