Annie [L. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
 The [Barch?] Sep 9th Dear Brother Dan I was quite taken by surprise to hear of your removal from John but you did not come quite far enough west I am happy to hear that you intend to ref[illegible] a regards writing I am of [illegible] that the great need of attirement is on your side but to proceed as you will not see the place this summer I will try to describe it to your. Instead of those large fields of weeds there are fields of stubble each containing a fresh straws [look?] The willows have grown about twice as tall as before and also the trees The orchard looks much as it did last year ( ) also the mellon patch but our flower garden, just step out before the door [and?] look around north are moss roses south moss roses east moss roses and west moss roses that's all about it. But the farm its self has diminished as Dave Wallace has bought the loghouse eighty $1200 being the price. Delighted with the looks of my writing as it looks like shorth[illegible] well you see Maggie came home from the wa[illegible] and staid up her a while well the concequence was that we have mostly become patients I will give you some of our recipes that you may go and do likewise For breakfast bran & flour mush and johnnycake For Dinner potatoes & bean & flour pudding & [leaspoons?] of
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
 Sep 9
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