[Ann Gilrye Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
chairs - which was very hard for him to do - but it is nearly well now and he and the hired boy has gone off this morning to David Galloways to bring home some sheep he has bought from him - Probably you know that Mary has gone to Madison and Anna to [illegible] and Joanna to Portage we had letters from all of them this week - they are all well. I had a letter from John about the time I received your last - he is still in Cal - in good health and spirits - hop picking has again commenced this season the hop growers offer only half the money for picking that they gave last year - many of them have still last years hops on hand I was much pleased to see the new Presbyterian church that has been put up this summer, it stands on the hill, at the east end of the grave yard, near Sutend what a great number of graves are now there - and how will I remember of seeing the first that was made there - several of the old settlers have died lately we have much need to improve the precious moments as they pass seeing we know not what a day or a night may bring forth - That God will ever bless you and keep you is the sincere prayer of your affectionate Mother
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
1868 Sep 24
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