Annie [L. Muir]
Daniel [ H. Muir]
Ocasionally if you possibly can We heard from the wandering John Jacob last week who is well and happy as ever; all of the other members of the family are tolerably well, with the exception of David's poor little Willie who has for some time been quite sick, I saw him last Sunday when he was a little better, but oh so poor and wasted; he does not weigh much more than Maggie's little boy' now. Mother and myself are going down to Portage today, to stay over Sunday and go to church. Mother wrote to you on your last birth-day, and not having received any reply, feared that some -thing unusual had occurred; whatever may betide, dear brother remember you have the warm & affectionate sympathy of your affectionate sister Anna[in margin: P.S. Mother sends much love, and hopes all is well. let us hear as soon as convenient. A.L.M.] Hickory Hill. Sep 10th,/70.Dear Brother Daniel It is a long, long time since I have had the pleasure of receiving a letter from you; not indeed since you left Ann Arbor Can it be that you have come to the conclusion that you can get along with one less sister? but all [illegible], I can not spare my brother Dan either as a [illegible] or in any other sense of the word. But this is all talk; I have considered it all, and concluded that you were very busy indeed indeed, scarcely one minute at your command, either working or studdying always; so I have
Hickory Hill [Wisc.]
1870 Sep 10
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