Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
at our last Christmas gatherings many were the kind wishes and loving thoughts [waylaid?] to the valley of Yosemite I am glad you are not apt to wander or feel lost on the mountains. I trust the Lord will ever keep you in all your goings out and your coming in at all times. He neither slumbers nor sleeps, but ever Keeps those in safety, that put their trust in him,. I want to thank you for the fern and pretty little flower you sent in July and now Dear John I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance, among all them that are sanctified - from your affectionate Mother 00574  Farm Febry. 26 th/72Dear John I have received your very welcome letter telling us of your times of quiet and rest, that you now enjoy - since the bustle of so many visitors to the valley is over - we have rather a severe winter the snow is much deeper than it has been for some years - we were surprised to hear your father say that he had decided to sell the farm, and every thing he had on it by Auction - so he is at present engaged in putting up bills of sale the sale to take place on Tuesday the 5th of March -
Farm [Hickory Hill, Wisc]
1872 Feb 26
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
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