Sarah [Muir Galloway]
I will send the seeds in this letter the specimens I will send in a newspaper  have been passed around, [&?] a part will be absent again, but I assure you there will be much loving remembrance and fond wishes accompanied by earnest prayers for the best of Heavens blessings to rest on the head of our dear Brother in Cal- we have many many blessing to be thankful for and I am sure one of them is, that though scatered in the world we can ex- change words of love and sympathy with each other, which wonderfully shortens the distance. Father & Mother were here a few days ago. they seem well and happy. Anna & Joanna were well also Mother said that Father had sent money and an invitation to Mary to meet with us on christmas I trust she will be able to come if the weather is good I should not wonder if Maggie & John also David & Kattie with their families were there. Now I must again say good bye with many warm wishes for your true happiness and prosperity. Affectionately (I wish you a happy Christmas Sarah and many happy return's of it if I am ahead of the time.) 00553David spoke to the Ennis Boys about the Fountain Lake forty and [illegible] their knowing [that?] you were willing to give they do not think of selling it for less than $10 per acre. David gives it as his opinion that cattle & Hogs could hardly be kept out and so thought of doing nothing untill he heard from you Sarah Nov 19th /71 My Dear Brother Once more I have gathered my writing material together to write a few lines to my wandering brother far away among the rocks and mountains in and around the Yo Semite how often I imagine I can see you seated amid the wonderful scenery, admiring, studing, and writing. This has seemed to me one of the busiest summers I ever passed through, whither it has been so, or whither it has only seemed so I cannot tell, but when worn and sick and weary at the close of it how I longed for a ramble with you whose words and thoughts were always as fresh as the woods themselves. How are you succeeding with the work you have engaged in. I am already looking forward to reading of it with plesant anticipation I assure you. You told
Mound Hill, [Wisc]
1871 Nov 19
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