Dan[iel H. Muir]
envelope with small portions of printed specimens as soon as you can for me and I will get full specimens af- terwards. I am glad you got into a shop that suited you so well, I think that you are on the right bus- iness track now, endeavor to get your Ball to roll into some similar establishment and turn & wheel till he can turn himself. Now are you getting along at the lathe. How do you turn broom handles, is the broom end of the handle put on a centre or on a socket. What kind of timber do you use - how much do you turn [illegible] & where do you find a [illegible]. What wages do you, or are you to get. What will they [illegible] per thousand for turningof handles, write me a long letter soon, Do not work so hard as to run yourself into the ground. Your prophecy concerning Osgood & Smith is not yet accomplished - I am taking it easier now all of my lumber is brought in now and sawed off for me - the weatheir too is cool and I begin to feel much better My [Icy the?] is at last finished and the drawings etc will soon be disposed of. I will soon have the cattle under way I mean to set up my whittling at the state fair which comes off on the first of Oct. I wish you would come on a visit then I mean now Dan to give my whole attention to machines because I must I can not get my mind
1866 [ca. Aug 12]
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