Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
and then we had John Reid and the two girls - a few days later we had Margt and her little boy [&?] David Muir is so immersed in business that he seldom finds time to visit. I am glad to say he and his wife and children have good health this winter. Anna is staying at home this winter, it is a great comfort to me, but we live so very retired, that she gets rather lonesome - your father is as busy as usual every day - doing all the chores, and making fences, and has good health, last week a person told him - he began to look old he replied he did not feel old Some time ago I had a letter from Danl. he wrotethat his health was good and that he was swallowing - know ledge quite as fast as he could digest it - he thinks there is a possibility of graduating this spring - I hope he will succeed. I had a letter lately from Mary she is quite well, and likes Madison very much she came home o a visit last Augt. - I thank you very much for your great kindness to Mary. I hope she will make a good use of it - and I hope you will yet be repaid - I think I have told you about all the family I think my greatest part of earthly happiness consists in knowing of the wellbeing and comfort
Farm [Hickory Hill,Wisc?]
1871 Jan 12
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0373
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