[Ann Gilrye Muir]
 join fences with him your father told him that land was yours, so you will likely get help with your fencing when you come you will see by Johns note that some changes have taken place here lately none of us like the [illegible] of living in Portage city but we expect to move there in a week if Mary's is able to ride this length. John Reid is hired to take care of the farm in our absence. Charlie Reid is teaching in Grahams School this winter two of Mrs Reids horses have died lately of inflammation, one of each [span?] and she can so ill afford it. your [illegible] sold one hundred bushels of wheat last week at Portage. there never was more trouble with the District School affairs then there is now Margt is much surprised you have not wrote to her. I hope you will write soon to us all - I dont think you will like to board round
1861 Dec 1
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