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Louie Strentzel Muir


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Graceland June 24th, ’97 Dear Mrs. Muir, Grace + her assistant were over the berry patch this morning + were disappointed in not being able to get to the berries to fill your order. Sorry to disappoint so good a customer. Very, but they are not there. Mrs. Harry [Raap] also wished some. They go so suddenly, after they begin to decrease. Last Sat. the man had such a large load. I think it was. No it was Friday + now they are among the things “that were”. I am very sorry to disappoint you. I hope your very dear mother still continues to improve in health. I never failed to ask Mr. Nottingham about her. He + Mr. Collins always knew I expected a bulletin of [healds] when they went to Martinez. I would like so much to go down but do not [seem] [or] be able to do so. It is too bad Mrs. [Raap] is not so well given her [return]. I never get down to see her either. We have so much to do + so many sad events crowding each other. I think my mother is a remarkable woman. It is so sad for her to bury one after [another] of her children. There are only three of us left. The [ ] in Oakland are all gone. Elijah, [Jer] + Henry. Sister [Kay] died there too. Gracie is here + I must close. Excuse this poor, poor pen + poorer writer. Give my love to your darling mother. Kind regards to all. Yours Truly Brackets



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1897 Jun 24 A Brackets to Mrs Muir

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