Sarah Muir [Galloway]
To Sarah Muir Sunday May 10thDear S. I have just returned from the [grave yard?]. David will tell you all about it "The little Mitchells" what a sorrowful affectionate group, and the poor [mother?] may the Eternal Father who alone knows the strength of all this woe, be always near them and lead them. Death never forgets, Is he far from us May we "be ready" it was with no little interest that I saw your Davids signature on [illegible] I thank you for this book and mark the last time I was in a book store I read perhaps an hour in this same book and thought if I was sick I would buy it; here is a bible which I often thought of sending you I bought it in Pr du Chin but I have another reference one and Maggie's besides, [see that you?] wear it well As for home when Dan was telling me about you all I thought I must go but I think I shall endeavor to persuade myself to stay especially as
1861 May 12
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 20.0 cm
Reel 01, Image 0193
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