John Muir


[David Gilrye Muir]


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[3]Now Dan if all of these loving letters from loving girls are really lost you in justice to yourself and them should "l[illegible] in rhyme l[illegible] in prose" as I have done over the loss of [Jesus?]. I do not feel as though I could write at all tonight for you may never receive this, and besides I cannot tell what you know & what you do not know of our hollow news, running the risk how- ever of being dull, and of telling the same thing twice over I will write some news like [ rows?] of word in a spelling book A Jay has wedded a Raven ([Albion?]), Mary Ann Whitelaw has married Hugh Young, Ducan Sterling has returned home. [illegible] Jay is hired here for a year[4]Mr Trout has been very sick for three weeks, is slowly getting well The people of Meaford speak of building a [steam[ mill in thei?] village soon - We have a new stable and a new [clearing?] - The family of Mr Spratford ran away from him a few days ago but he caught the fryit[illegible] at Collingwood and would not let them secede. The sawmill is now run by a (Mr) Lake, but we still need the pond - the saw "runs" so hithery & thithery that the sawyer is supposed to be [illegible] We have had very stormy weather and "driffins" many & [illegible] We have just finished the making of 30,000 broom handles for a firm in Toronto I turned 28,000 of them I turned over 2300 one day I invented an important


St. Vincent

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1866 Feb 28

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