Dan[iel H. Muir]
he tells her that if she will walk in the fields with me she will find that Solomon himself could not talk more wisely about plants then I, ha, ha! He tells me to go and see her without any bashfulness but I have some of that lavish fear that you speak of and I don't know whether to vent use or not. I suppose that you are now in the midst of friends & society while I have not one in all this place. Dan I suppose that you too are determined to be a machine maker, How do you prosper with that great one I hope you will help me by your invent- ions to show all mankind that the scotch are the salt of the earth and the salt of machines. In any of your [notions?] or undertakings you may all ways depend on my help when you wish it either in money or otherwise I want you to feel that my purse is your own and welcome. Have you heard from the hollow. They have bought it again but cannot [build?] yet William is working at his trade. Dan I left a jacket handker- chief with you that Mary Trout gave me take good care of it, by and send it some way if you can Indianapolis, Ind May 7th 1866.Dear Dany I am still in this great noisy town, but begin to feel more at home. I am in good health, and by doing double work can on an average about 22 dollars per week. [illegible] that I have plenty of money in my pocket. I am getting acquainted with our shop and with my employers, I have just begun to make the model for the patent office, and will now put it through right or wrong, as soon as the clock is disposed of I will begin operations for anotherTell me how you get on write soon send your photograph to me & to Hattie Trout Goodbye Dan From your true brother John
1866 May 7
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