Nov 20th 1887.
My dear Jule,
I have taken a tremendous cold, and dont [sic] feel as tho[ugh] I could write a decent letter, but I will make the effort, & you mustn't be critical. I wish to goodness Bunker Hill would turn out some thing. If Mamma could have an easy time the rest of her life I would be so thankful. She would not need riches to make her happy, but if she could only have enough to support you both comfortably, & not have to have this constant struggle and care it would be such a blessing. I suppose mamma has remembered to pay the taxes, so
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