Sarah M[uir] Galloway
[Daniel H. Muir]
Fountain Lake May 15th /63My Dear Brother as David is going to Portage to marrow I thought I would write you a few lines. I often think about you and wonder how you are getting along, have you found any pleasant acquaintances yet is your health good are you in good spirits and all that I wish you would write and tell me all about it is it really true that they are going to send all you run away's from the draft home again that will be rather a hard job wont it Dan to be sent home again like a lot of run away slaves from their lawful Masters Surely they will never do that. we have had a visit from [Mr?] [illegible] this afternoon he expects to start for California next week sometime to try and better his circumstances but he does not know but they may try to stop him about New York. he is taking his show along with him it is something better than common. I believe he showed it at [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] a short time ago. David was there to see it every one seemed to be highly pleased with it we got your funny wee paper and the seeds you sent last week. David has not planted them yet but he means to give them a good chance to see what they will do. I got a wee pickle of the sensitive flower seeds you sent to Joanna. I have sown some of them. I hope they will grow I would like so well to see some of your Canada flowers is there gardens with their beautiful flower and fruit gardens just the same as they had in Scotland. I suppose the manners and customs of the people will be quite different from the those of the states. more like the old countries be sure and tell us all about it the next time you write you know we will like to get all the news you can give us we expect John up to help us with the harvest bye and bye David is going as far as Poignette to meet him his health has not been quite so good but was improving the last word we had. I have not been very stout myself
Fountain Lake [Wisc.]
63 May 15
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