[Ann G. Muir]
Daniel [H. Muir]
David G. does not like to live in Portage at all. I would not be surprised to see him move back to the farm again. Margt. and Sarah both told me they had received letters from you. and David Muir too, he said you had not received any letters from home - I have not had a letter from John since you left - have you had any let me know when you write, are you attending any evening school are you boarding where you were before - tell us what wages you are receiving if you can live comfortably is Buffalo a healthy place this winter. Portage is not very healthy this winter there has been a good deal of fever and small pox there. but not so much now I am glad non of our folkshave had either of these complaints they were all well on Christmas but Margt. with her old complaints Duncan Reid is staying with her and attending the high school your father has only sent for one copy of the American messenger for this year. instead of forty, he thought many were careless about them. I have sent you this months number. Portage Jan '1st 1866I wish you a happy New Year dear Dan[illegible] happier than any you have yet lived both in regard to spiritual and temporal things I wish you every blessing for time and eternity. I am spending new year in portage your
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
1865 Dec 31
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