M. A. Leahy
During my stay in the Legislature I made the acquaintance of many of the leading politicians of Iowa Among my friends of those days is James Wilson who has been the head of the Agricultural Dept. at Washington during the past sixteen years. He was born in Scotland, came to this country when a little boy, grew up on a farm in Tama Co Iowa and by tireless industry and perseverance he has won a national reputation.In 1882 I disposed of my interests in Iowa moved to Wausau Wis. and went into the lumber business with my brother J. E. Leahy In 1889 my friends secured for me the office of Indian Agent at Ashland Wis. Among my influential friends in this matter was John C. Spooner who was a student at the Wis. University in 1861 I held this office during Harrison's Administration.In my family have grown up six boys and two girls. Death has deprived me of my good wife and a noble boy. The others are widely scattered. Two of the boys are officers in the Navy, one of them is a lawyer in Montana and two of them are farmers in that State. Such, friend Muir, is the brief story of my little life I have had my share of life's joys and sorrows What remains for me in the impenetrable future, God alone knows We hope for the bestI hope friend Muir this letter will find you enjoying life's choicest blessingsOne of your old old friendsM. A. Leahy05500
1913 Jul 27
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