Joanna [Muir Brown]
Mary and Willis [Hand]
Kansas City Mo. June 1, 1883.
Dear [Mary and Willis?]
Congratulations once! twice! thrice!!! Good heavens but how you have surprised us, I did not expect to get paid back so soon. I suppose you feel, as the Arkansas people would express it, [deleted: quite] mighty set up like with your two boys. Well blessings many on the small Hand is the hearty wish of [his?] Aunty J. Mary I hope you may soon be better than ever and when you can
Kansas City Mo. May 32 [drawing]
Hip Hip Horrah!!
Now that is good! But if we cant [scare?] up a boy we can [illegible] you on time. Well many good wishes for the young mans health and manys quick and safe return to strength and health. Our little K—(Jay wont let me say what my pet name is for baby) is getting to be a regular frolick and claims the most of my time whe I am in the house, she is up to lots of little pranks.
Truly Walter Brown
write me all about the young citizen and all about your own dear self.
Three kisses from Your loving sister Joanna
P.S. Father seems quite comfortable but has not got well of his complaints yet and says he feels better to lie in bed and so has not been down stairs yet. Ethel is quite well.
J. [G.?] B.
Kansas City, Mo.
1883 jun 1
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Brown, Joanna Muir, "Letter from Joanna [Muir Brown] to Mary and Willis [Hand], 1883 jun 1." (1883). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 753.
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