John Reid


John Muir


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a piece more this is the third or fourth day I have been at it. tis very stormy outside. Homer Fowler's wife is to be laid in the cold grave today she is not quite seventeen Alexander McRay is also dead and buried by the Catholic chapel by Robert's yonder. the funeral services was conducted by a priest in regular catholic style there was three or four hundred present but my little girlie is squalling in the bed and I must stop I heard that David was coming home the middle of this month I guess to see his Katie will almost be his first trip He wrote to Father to see if he had any serious objections to their marriage I think by the way father spoke to me about it perhaps he has and She has been teaching in Reid's district this winter she boarded with me the first three weeks but she went to Valentines on account of us coming here David seems to be very happy and attached to his Dutch friends I am glad you are all enjoying yourselves so well I would like to see you both George Reid was married the day we moved here Charlie has been teaching in Grahams district this winter Wiliam is working on his place Andred is at home and the rest are at Kate's School Mr Jones is I suppose preaching today for the last time in this place I suppose the most of the folks are tired of him I think I have told you all the news I thank you for your two we short letteries and hope to here from you soon I hope God will bless you through life and that we will spend a happy eternity in each others company and in that of all those who are near and dear to us with all the blessed From you affectionate sister Margt


Buffalo, Wis[c.]

Date Original

[1862 Mar 10]


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 39.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0355

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