D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir
01240Your kind letter of Sympathy was received; accept of my heartfelt thanks for your kind words of consolation, & encouragement. I never supposed it would be my lot of bear such a severe loss, to drink such a bitter cupt, to endure such anguish. The scene is still reproduced before me every day with undeminished sorrow. Poor Johnnie the pleasant mirthful dutiful many boy, gone & nothing left of him but a pleasant memory, but we shall meet again.He told his playmates repeatedly that as soon as he graduated he was going right to Cal to his Uncle John & sooner if Pa would let him. We are all quite well. Mother is real well & seems happy & contented.[letterhead]2dSarah is much better & stronger than when you were there but still is not strong & has bad spells.My family ahs been all together at home since June. Carrie has gone to [Bogfield Co?] with Miss Rosencross to assist her in conduting county school examinations but will return in a week or two. Annie & I will have gone to the town of Buffalo for a visit while I am here. Will attend [stricken word] examination of teachers & got a good certificate to teach. as he is not eighteen yet I think it will do him good to teach [stricken word] school for a few years
1886 Sep 10
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