Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Daniel [H. Muir]


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[4]practice are you going to pull teeth I tell you I have had some sad experience in that line this summer when you undergo as much as I have in that way you will be able to feel for others when you take those terrible instruments of torture in your hand. But soberly Dan my very best wishes for your success. When have you heard from John I have had no letter from him for some months the last I heard of him he was as far up the mountains as he could get for snow. he talks of going to Central America and Europe when is he coming home? David hired a boy for three months this fall and started off with John Reid to buy cattle for shipping to Chicago the first car load proved rather an unsuccessful speculation and David has returned quietly to farming again. John is going to try it again however he says he must do something. Maggie's health is much about the same she does not seem to gain much. it is very lonesome for her John being away from home so much. Do you ever hear from David or John Gray now. David sent us his marriage cards this summer I think the lady is from New Orleans I suppose he is still [Editor?] of the Courier. Now Dan sit right down and let me hear from you as soon as possible remembering that I am as ever your boring and affectionate sister Sarah[1] Mound Hill Oct 3rd /69 My Dear Brother David, After waiting for months in hopes of receiving a letter from Mich - I am going to console myself in writing to you. I very often think of my brother Dan and wonder why he does not write me once in a while Do you know that you have not written me a single word since you left home. now just sit down and think how long that is, and I am sure there will be a letter forth-coming. I was over at Hickory Hill a short time ago. Father and mother were usually well but the house seems so still, all of the girls being gone. Still Mother seems to enjoy herself pretty well she has a good girl and nothing in the way of work to disturb her Father has had a very sore knee it kept him confined to the house about two weeks. he is as busy as ever again, up in the morning early breakfast about


Mound Hill [Wisc.]

Date Original

1869 Oct 3


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Reel 02, Image 0157

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