Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
may your Wisconsin friends expect to see you-I should think, since the Pacific railroad was finished, there would be many more visitors-to the beautiful valley- -have you had the pleasure of meeting any of your friend-there as you expected.-I often read of parties being there-and think you may sometimes meet friends- your father has still the farm in his own hands-and intends hiring some one to help him with the work. -I have just received a letter from Danl he is well, and he intends returning to Avery about the first of April- that the Lord may bless you and keep you-at all times, is the earnest wish of your affectionate Mother 00498 Feb 26th 1870Dear John I felt much pleased to read your welcome letter of 25 [illegible] it seems a long time since you wrote to me before-but I have often been told about you by the others of the family- I wrote to you about three months ago-and I have sent you a British messenger since that time-I very often think about you and wonder if you are nearly satisfied with the wonders of that wonderfull state Cala-I must tell you that our family meeting on Christmas day was much smaller than you suppose-Sarah with husband and children-and Anna and Joanna were all that could come-but all508
[Hickory Hill, Wisc ?]
1870 Feb 26
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 26.5 cm.
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