Annie L. Muir


John Muir


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[2]it would only give him pain--But, Thank God, it is all made plain 'now and I am hartily glad & thankful.You will never know what a relief the $50 which reached me last Tuesday from David, gave me. The taxes ($30) were due. That is to say, a fine would have been imposed if not paid within four days more and I had only $10, and was needing a cord of wood out of that. I am all right now, and was able to let Joanna have $5 more to keep her along till she gets more from Walter or until we hear from Scotland.Walter still writes encouragingly about his new business. & Joanna keeps up good courage[3]We, of the Baptist Church are in great tribulations for our new church building, which we had, with a great effort, been able to reconstruct out of the Old Presbyterian One, was on Saturday the 9th burned up. and is now a mass of ruins. I don't say burned down for the walls still stand they being remarkably strong & thick. And the rafters are still there & some or the roof but the sky can be seen through it.The flames licked the interior clean. And the poor people who sawed & hammered and dug sand & made many sacrifices to build it are now without a Church House. Mr. Fawcett preached in the Opera House yesterday to


Portage, Wisc.

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