Marg[are]t [Muir Reid]
John Muir and David [Muir]
Dan found the ball of the pendulum of your [hygrometer?] among the cornthen my 27th birthday occurred last Monday and I was here (unexpectedly) to get current cake If you had been here today you would have tasted currant scones once more wound'nt that been good Dav Andrew says Dav thinks he has got into a grand place and I guess wishes he was beside you but times are hard and to add to it they have had another horse died. But the worst news I have to tell you is about Mr. Wesely he has been reading some bad. I suppose sceptical books and now does'nt believe the Bible to be the word of God and has given up all profession of religion and works on Sundays and his poor wife though pained to hear him read them at first is now staggered and wavering and says she is quite undecided and does not know what to believe this I heard from her own lips and David and all of us tried to persuade her to examin and convince her what an awful thing it was, and if she didn't now she would when perhaps too late find out her awful mistake. lets pray for them boys, and John will you not write him a letter with or without your name and try to convince him his error there is no meetings here now but Fathers and the Elders, Mr Jones not being able to preach now and it is doubted if he ever will again and mr Leathrop is also about to leave Montell. I was glad of your letter John but has David forgot me. Write to me soon David and tell me all your news you seemed to have had a pleasant [visit?] at Watsons but you did not say anything about your aunt be good boys and may God bless and keep you from temptation and sin and gather us an unbroken family to [His?] right hand Dear John We received your little short letter and was glad to hear that you have got [xxx deleted] the money We rolled you key and your combs up in a newspaper and you have not said wether you have got them or not. they are not going to have any schooling in the new new school house this winter but I expect they are going to have schooling in sumer [xxx deleted] and they don't expect to have any in grahms school house. [xxx deleted] [deleted] pa was talking of sending us to meman School house if they will let me in and I think it will be a pretty cold walk [xxx deleted] up the hill [xxx deleted] we had to stay at home a goodeal last winter for the road was drifted up so and I should think it would be a goodeal [xx deleted] [illegible] whin [illegible] are no rode. have you got the same room you had last time. I suppose you wont be so lonesome this time as David is with you. from your sister Joanna Muirat last this is the prayer of your sister Margt
Hickory Hill [Wisc.]
[1861 Oct 4]
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