S[arah] M[uir] Galloway
Dan[iel H. Muir]
and moving into the country. David has bought a place about eight miles out of Portage I do not know whither you will know it or not, it is the place Mr Chase used to own. ther is 160 acres with a small frame house. I pay $2.000 but the man be bought it from agreed to put in 30 acres of wheat 10 of oats and 10 of corn and furnished the seed, so that makes it not quite so much. David bids me tell you that if you are coming home this summer you can have some harvesting to do with him but I suppose if the work stands out where you are you will have no idea of that. The elevater was closed some time ago. David wandered about for some time, doing not much of anything but thought that would never do so he went out to hunt a farm and bought this, it is a good place and he has no idea of leaving it, as far as we can see just now it will be our homeMr. [Lone?] has bought this house and as part pay I have got a nice stercoscope and six dozen of pictures, wasn't that a fine arrangement Dan. So you see I can sit down at the table and see some of the beautiful waterfalls near Owen Sound and Collingwood (that I suppose you have seen) without much trouble, the suspension bridge and the splendid falls you and John walked so far to see and nobody knows all what Fountain Lake the old home [pond?] all the rest you will see them when you come by the way. I have had Anna and George's likeness taken I will send you one. You will see they look as if they had either been whipped or were going to be. And then Anna's arm is rather cramped looking and her dress comes out white instead of black and white checked. I wanted to have it done over again but Mrs Jolly would not do that, so I had to be content I had a small common picture taken of Maggie's address is Oak Hill Jeferson County Wis
Portage City [Wisc.]
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