Sarah [Muir Galloway]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
in vain. I think we are [illegible] [illegible] influence that will tell on the character of those with whom we associate it may be for life. how careful then should we be about choosing our [illegible] [illegible] that our influence may be for the good of those around us. David Celia & I rode over to Father's yesterday the house seemed very quiet [illegible] all seem comfortable and happy. Father ploughs his acres a day and does his chores so you may be [illegible] there is not much spare time with him but he looks well and seems to enjoy it Mother looks well too and takes great pleasure in caring for her flowers and keeping the chips well raked up in the door yard it is a pretty place and she seems to enjoy the beauty around her in her own quiet way. Annie the only child at home was somewhat lonesome after her busy life at Acon[illegible] but she has got her [illegible] home: it is [illegible]in her own pleasant room upstairs where she can practice every day so she enjoys herself very well. Joanna is going to school in Portage just now she thinks of teaching this winter. I presume you have long [illegible] [illegible] heard of Maggie's boy I wish you could see him, he is such a great [illegible] [healthy child?]. and such a pet you can guess how much comfort Maggie takes with him I [illegible] he may be [illegible] to be a comfort to her and to help fill the [illegible] [illegible] occasioned by the death of her other [illegible]. John is still [carrying?] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] stove but has taken John Foster as a partner in the business but J. F. still [buys cattle hogs?] and I don't know what [illegible] so that J. K. has a share of the profit in that line too. David has had a great deal of anxiety about his little [illegible] this summer a few weeks ago it seemed as though he could not [illegible] but he is again farming slowly the other [illegible] of the [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] but I suppose
Mound Hill [Wisc.]
1870 Sep 4
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