[David Gilrye Muir]
 St Vincent Feb 18th /66Dear brother [Dany?], I recd' a letter from Sarah a few days ago by which I learned that you had written me twice since arriving in Buff' this last time but had not heard from me at all, now Master Dan I believe that we of the hollow have [illegible] as complaining a ditty to the time of "shall ere we hear of Dan again", as even you could sing of the hollow, I recd' one letter from you since your visit home in which you spoke of your dis appointment concerning your educational affairs, excepting this one, no letter has reached any of us. The following letters have been mailed for you to which as yet, no answer has been recd, one from meMary Trout says she does not forget you and that she would like [illegible] [illegible] you [illegible] She wishes you to [illegible] a lot of flower seeds for our garden.written shortly after the receipt of yours respecting Oberlin college, One inclosed in last from Mary Trout, and another from Mary Harcus, also one from Mary Harcus, Rachel, & Harriet in one envelope, written just about the time of your dep- arture for home last sum- mer also a very long one from "Hat" Letters to & from a friend have a peculiar value & such losses are always deeply felt, a business letter, lost or tardy may occasion re[illegible] pec[illegible] disaster - but never such real sorrow as the loss of friendships [holy feelings?] Who steals my purse steals trash 'But he who [illegible] [illegible]ships letters long, takes what not [illegible] him and makes me mad indeed'
1866 Feb 28
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