ŇMother has been very sick with malarial fever and ainŐt been out of bed for over a weekÓ
[Undated and no location, probably from Utica right before September 21, 1880, a related letter]
Dear Brother and Sis,
We havenŐt heard from you since mother came home. Mother has been very sick since she has been home with malarial fever and ainŐt been out of bed for over a week. Aunt Rosa came up and staid over Sunday, and Grandma is here this week. She was very low all night. She was out of her head and Grandma sits up all night. She is a great deal better than she was yesterday. She wanted to know if you had wrote yet and she worries and thinks you are sick. Now be sure and answer this right away.
P.S. How is Matie? I think her picture is splendid.