[Ann G. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
(4)and expected to be gone six weeks but was gone twelve — I do wish David could have a vacation as I think he really needs one very much — Your father has had a scalded foot to add to his lameness but is now nearly well A baby girl has come to Johns home in Cal – for which he is very much pleased he writes that Cherry Apple Pear and Plum trees are loaded with white blossoms – his letter was wrote in March — I send much love to Emma and the dear children also to yourself hoping that gods richest blessings may ever rest on you and all yoursLovingly MotherPortage 9th April 1881Dear DanlIt seems a very long time since I had a letter from either you or Emma. I feel anxious to know how you all are getting along, I hope you are all well and comfortable — I expect you have experienced a very severe winter, as well as we have, but it has come upon you very unexpectedly, “has the snow all gone get – the drifts have not all left Portage yet – but are thawing out and the streets are in a bad condition There have been and still are great many cases of scarlet fever and diphtheria here, and a great John Muir’s daughter Wanda was born Mar. 25, 1881
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