Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
is still living at Hamilton he writes home quite frequently telling us how well and happy he is – although still lame. April will bring around another birth day for you [Dear?] John what need we have to improve the precious moments as they carry us down the stream of time. I hope you are well and I am still hoping to meet you again on the shores of time Will be glad to hear from you Wishing you much happiness with tenderest love from Mother00897Portage March 31 1880Dear JohnI very gladly received your letter of arrival in San Fran — I had feared that some evil had befallen you in that land of many dangers, as you were long in writing than usual, but our ever faithful and covenant-keeping God has preserved you in midst of many trials and dangers, and even gave you many friends that showed you no little kindness, although you were in a land of strangers, how much we have to be thankful for,
1880 Mar [31?]
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 25 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0097
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