[Ann G. Muir]
Daniel [ H. Muir]
 is Belfontaine Columbia Co Wis And now Daniel I trust the Lord will ever keep you, and shield you from harm The girls both join me in sincere love to you hoping you are getting along well. I am anxious to hear from you again - it is possible you may hear from me again this month - if things goes on as I expect May your heavenly Father ever watch over you is the sincere wish of Your affectionate Mother June 1st 1871Daniel Dear Your letter to me from Racine was very welcome my mind was much troubled about you - as soon as you were out of my sight that day you left home I felt as if I had not done all I ought to have done for you - and I thought probably it would have been better to have acquainted your father with your affairs - I would have been glad to see you come back with the girls again from Portage I am very thankful that you found a willing friend in John M. with his means. he assists many
[ Hickory Hill, Wisc.?]
1871 Jun 1
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