Sarah [Muir Galloway]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
are happy to know even that much. D. Muir's letter was returned after having been in the San Francisco Office 30 days then later my letter & mothers was return -ed from the dead letter Office. you can guess we were all very anxious. but I am in hope's that we shall all hear that he is well ere long. Maggie & I arranged that I should write now. and as soon as she finds out the contents of Mother's letter she will write so that you will hear the news a soon as possible. There was quite a pic-nic on the fourth in a grove near Date's Mills there four or five Sabbath schools besides a great number of others. the assembly was addressed by Mr Whitman & Lawyer. Co[illegible] from Portage there were two or three others on the stage besides. Maggie & John were there David & Hattie with their children Mary Annie & JoAnna also David & Myself with the children so you see we were all there except you & John.but you were not forgotten. how did you enjoy yourself & when were you on that day. We were over at Mothers the week before the fourth Annie & Joanna happened to be home from their school's and what do you think mother had a currant loaf made to celebrate your birthday. a small thing 'a currant loaf' but it is the loving remembrance. it happened to be two days before your birthday but she thought if she waited till Monday there would have been no one there to eat it but Father and herself the girls being away at their schools she seemed glad to think we were there to eat a piece of your loaf. Twenty five. Dan - we are apt to think there must be a great many responsibilities resting on the shoulders of a man of Twenty-five & yet I suppose you feel as light hearted as you were at fifteen may God bless you Dan - & make you a blessing to those arround you & may your year's be many & happy David has had a very busy summer so far he has got a nice little barn built [in margin: I feel ashamed to send you this awful scrawly letter Dan, but I was all tired out and could barely write at all. it is better than nothing.]
Mound Hill [Wisc.]
1868 Jul 12
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