Letter: 6 April 1873

To Lora Arnold
From Elisabeth Johnson

Schuyler Falls
April 6th 1873

Dear Sister Lora,

We had a thunderstorm this morning and the day has been gloomy, but the snow is going now fast and I am so glad to see bare ground again, more than 100 days sleighing, and it has been a long long winter. The first robin made its appearance yesterday, and bluebirds are out, so spring has come. We tapped 311 trees but have not made a great deal of sugar and will not probably make much more. Tommy Fitzpatrick and I have tended the sugar making, but his time is out this week and we have another boy come last week for $20 a month as long as we can agree, named Martin Bruce. John & Hannah cam Friday and left yesterday morning. They with Charlotte are going West in July to stay two or three months. George Gould lives in Iowa & they go there first, then Wisconsin & Michigan. You wanted to know where Noah was, (Lumbrota, ?) Minnesota. Mr. Walker has been sick for two months or better and is very feeble yet, they are where Noah was here, but think they will not stay the summer, as the report is that Si is to be married to Nettie Everett soon, and should not wonder, for the disease seems con

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