[Daniel H. Muir]
My Dear Son this world is not a place to wast our time Seeking after the vanities of time for we may be lanched into Eternity in a moment all Christians yea members of Christ body the Church are his dear bought property therefore we are not our own own but bought with his Blood therefore let us Serve our god with our bodies & our Spirits & our Substance which he hath given us. That as good Stewards of the many fold grace of god we may be able to give in a good account of all our dealings with others as Jesus Said to Peter lovest thou me yea said Peter thou knowest that I love thee feed my Sheep & lambs that is a work that all believers ought to do for we owe to all mankind the debt of love we are not to return evil for evil to any man but to forgive as we would be forgiven. please to Receive my warmest love the Same to Ma & the children Daniel Muir  [in margin: Daniel Muir corner of Green & Robinson Streets Hamilton. Ontario Canada.] my address.] [in margin: do be pleased to write to me soon. and tell me if you are living to God only if you are trusting to Christ only.]My Dear and Beloved Son I have been longer of writing to you then I expected as my gracious Lord hath given me a great deal more to do then I could have naturally expected in So Short a time Since I Saw you at Portage City. I visit the patients in Hospital about 60 in number twice or two days in the week the Doctor gives me leave to vis- it from 2 o clock P.M. to 5 o clock P.M. and converse with the patients on Spiritual matters. Also I was invite- ed by the president of the Boys home to Talk with the Boys on Spiritual Subjects, there is Eighty Six of them It is not a Sectarian institution But by act of parlegment, it is a grand building & every thing very Suitable They are all poor Boys & learned to work for their living. 
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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