Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[2]written to you once, and then waited and waited and now, thought I, just to stir him up a little, as Mother and the rest of us are becoming uneasy on accou -nt of his long silence, I will again write, and beside, if you are any like myself when away from home you will be glad to receive a letter from home any time, and by any member of the family; and "by the by" I doubt not that you were duely informed that, there is a new, "side sprout," as John designates them, an the old family there as you will see from the date of my letter, I am again a resident of the old Hickory Hill, and as I must inform you the other [illegible] olin branches have all fled, and I alone am left to comfort[3]and cheer; [I alone?] to fill the old house with sunshine and smiles, or tears and sighs. Mary as you are probably aware has been home, made us a visit, and returned to Madison Joanna has gone to Portage to the High School again; and I expect to remain where I am all winter at any rate, so I do not think it is quite right to leave Father and Mother alone; I shall have my little [illegible] up home, and as I have taken lessons long enough to start me & expect it will Sulp me to [illegible] many pleasant hour. send them I will have my books +c. & have been here alone just one week. and after the sort of life which I led in Oco[illegible] I find this dreadful lonesome So for pity's sake write to me


Mound Hill [Wisc.]

Date Original

1870 Sep 4


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Reel 02, Image 0331

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