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Letter from Annot L. Bland to John Newton.

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In Iowa City Dec 19 1899

Mr. John Newton Dear Sir I received your letter yesterday and as the mail closes tomorrow I hasten to answer. I am very sorry there has been some misunderstanding in regard to the money due us. I did not know that you had any understanding with my brother David and I should not have written as I did, we could not hear anything one way or another. Knowing there is a misunderstanding in the matter I hope you will not think I was abrupt in writing. Mr Bland has received your letter and answered it therefore you will know what to do. You have so long had the management of our affair that you feel very near to me owing to this I must acknowledge that I did not feel very pleasant when I wrote. We are getting along nicely in our new home the people are very kind to us there is a good parsonage well furnished and everything convenient We have beautiful weather now it is not cold enough to have a fire though the stay there has been one snow this winter but now it is pleasant, I was very sorry