Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
things move along here with us – in much the same old way we are all about the same as when you left us- Danl and the girls have spent about a fortnight at the farm, but were very glad to get back to the school again — your father has taken this house until the first of October, 002 don’t know whether I will be at the farm at harvest time or not. I have not been at the farm for a long time — during seed time Portage has looked like a deserted place but is not so bad now — I should think these were stirring times at Madisonwe get a daily sentinel now, so I think we ought to know something about what is taking place in the world —Perhaps you know David is trying to buy Everests farm, that John Reed had – would you believe he would be so very foolish as get into debt for such a place — John Reed says he has done all he could to prevent him doing such a foolish thing but he seems determined to preserve in his own way – if he gets it, he will be the first to repent of such a transaction when it is too late
1862 May 12
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