[Ann G. Muir]
With much pleasure I enclose this bill that each of the dear children may have a small present from me on Christmas with loveI am glad tha tbusiness is as good and that Davids health has improved so much I will hope to hear oftener from some of you than I have done. So with all the comp -liments of the season and with love to all I close Affectionately MotherPortage Dec. 16th 1885Dear EmmaI gladly received your letter of Novr 27th and am much pleased to know that you are all enjoying good health from the oldest to the youngest 'what a blessing" How many blessings are showered upon us every day of our life by our Kind Heavenly Father How glad we were to have John with us again for a little while after such a long absence and how wonderful it seemed to be that so many of the family could be
1885 Dec 16
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