M. A. Leahy
Marshfield WisJuly 27th 1913Friend MuirYour kind letter of May 12th was received in due time. I was delighted to hear from my old friend and schoolmate how the time flies More than half a century has come and gone since last we metAs you will remember I went into the Army in 1862. I returned to my home in May 1866 We spent a part of 66 & 67 on the Rio Grande trying to persuade Napoleon III to withdraw his troops from Mexico When we had succeeded we left that region and went home I will try to give you a brief outline of my history since 1866.I concluded to try my fortune in the legal profession. I went to the Michigan University and completed the legal course in that institution in March of 1868. I concluded to follow the advice of Horace Greely "Go west young man" and after some wandering I located at Hampton Franklin Co. Iowa, and entered upon the practice of the law. In 1871 the people of that county sent me to the Legislature In 1873 my friends concluded that I was entitled to another term and honored me with a re-election05500
1913 Jul 27
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