Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[4]& painted he has also got his clover & tr[illegible] hay into it and I tell you he feels pleased over it. We are having a very long hot spell the thermometer has been at 100° & 103° in the shade. the heat is hurrying things along so much that harvest will be earlier than usual the Orchard & other crops look very well but we are troubled a good deal with Potato [illegible] Marys school would be out last Thursday she has enjoyed herself very well this summer and seems to have got along finely she means to Pick Hops be very saving & try to go to the Madison University the coming Winter whether she will succeed in her plan or not I cannot tell I am afraid it will cost more than she thinks. Henry Reid has got home about a week ago she means to have a talk with him and learn all about it. Anna & Joanna's schools will not be out for a little while yet I do not know what their plans are. Father still thinks of selling but whether he will get a buyer or not is a problem. Maggie [illegible] & Andrew Emerton are at last divorced. the last news is that James Brown has whipped and abbused Me[illegible] so much that she has has to leave him John Foster & Willie Weir went & brought her & her little boys home what people there as in this world Dan. I trust that I shall hear from you soon also that your health is better from your affectionate sister Sarah [1][in margin: I wrote you last January. you have not answered yet. Sarah] Mound Hill July 12th /68My Dear Brother Dan - I would like to know if you have forgotten that you have a sister called Sarah I do not think you had as late as last Christmas by the stirring appeal you sent. coming upon me like a thunderbolt it sent me to writing in a hurry. And now you are trying me again by your silence (enough). Maggie has been staying with me over a week she received your letter while here so that I had a chance to hear of your welfare. you mention Johns long silence we have all wearied and waited anxiously for a letter from him. only two or three days ago we were all cheered by the news that a letter has reached Portage for mother from California. we have had no chance to hear the news yet but


Mound Hill [Wisc.]

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1868 Jul 12

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