Joanna G. Muir


Joanna [Muir]


Mate [?]



time any of the Madison[illegible] are going to call. I may have some presentiment there of that I may be appareled in some thing more stylish than a wrapper, which is longer in front than back Don’t you? Good bye with much love to yourself and Mrs [ Smaley.?] Joanna,

P S. Please do not say much about my [going?] to Racine as I do not intend going unless I receive an invitation so to do.

[in margin: David has nothing like your sample only plain goods. 8/18/74]

[in margin: Bear with me when I ask you to send the pattern of the behind of your vasque and the neck ruffle as I expect Annie will want them for her black [illegible]]

Portage Aug 18, ’74.

Dearest Mate,

Your up to time with your letter on this occasion. I have [done?] you bidding at the store but there is only fourteen yards of the calico, will that answer? but there is plenty of the black stripe like what I have enclosed and of which I have taken a dress. Will you please see the sacque pattern of which Mrs Smalley spoke to me [deleted: of] and if you think it suitable send instantly as I would like something

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new and am in a hurry to get my dress made. Yes, Mr Hall did call and we had a very nice little visit considering all things and I think now that we really might become acquainted and that I should like him well We discussed most freely all the evils of life and I trust he will call on his way back that we may do justice to the [underlined: other] side of the gues- tion) He wished to be re- membered to you when I write for he says he likes you and I think he does. By the way I forgot to tell you to tell Mrs [ Luttle?] that I return many thanks for the


nice little plant, with my love to her and also May. I am dis- appointed that the latter has not made us a visit this Summer. And so you saw Johnathin, Did [deleted: you] he call on you or did [deleted: you] he happen to meet you? Your poetry was quite melting, pray do it some more. Annie has not yet been home but has now only in few more days to teach. little Gracie has been quite sick but is now recovering I had almost for- gotton to say that I trust the next


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1874 Aug 18


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Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0139

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