S[arah] M[uir] Galloway
Dan[iel H. Muir]
the baby, it is a pretty good one. She is thriving first rate, and has got two teeth she can not stand alone yet but she can clap her hands and chatter her own way finely. Anna & George are at school and are getting along finely. The only thing I feel sorry about leaving Portage for is on account of the school and church, but there is a very fine school house [deleted about 5] a little more than half a mile from our home just in sight they have generally a good teacher there, there is four months teaching this summer and then there is preaching every Sabbath just now. David is on the [Farm?] all the time just now, he has bought horses and is helping to put in the crops so as to get some extreis done that would otherwise have been left. Of course you know that Maggie is away to the Water [Cure?]. John had a letter from her last Friday she feels as if she had got to the right place, and thinks if she does not get better there she will not get better anywhere. She is forbidden to write much so that I suppose she hardly does to any one except John but you must write to help to keep her from wearying I will send her address I have not felt strong at all this spring. it takes very little to tire me out. I [saw?] Father today Mother and the rest are all well. trusting that your health is good I must bid you good night as it is quite late. Affectionately yours Ann Galloway Portage City May 16th /66My Dear Brother Dan - I have many times reproached myself for not having written you long ere this, but I have had so much to do between the baby, sewing, and many other things that I suppose men do not know much about that it seemed as though I could not get your [length?] but her I am at last "better late than not t all" There is nothing but changes Dan, David did hear of more land for sale and bought it too. I suppose you have heard this that all of our old Farm is sold and who bought it not Mr. Ritchards we have never head another word about him although he promised faithfully to come but of course that is no matter now. When we came down here in the fall I had no thought of moving for sometime at least but here we are just on the point of pulling upWrite me at once Dan and tell me how you are getting along
Portage City [Wisc.]
66 May 16
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