Margaret [Muir Reid]


John Muir and David [G. Muir]


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00255and worse all the time. have you got a school yet John I heard David had got one Charley is going to teach in Lonely Grahams district this winter Lodens wife is very sick her life is despaired of old Mr Jones is preaching again as usual but I think the people is tiring of him they don't turn out so well The girls were here yesterday and brought the newspaper you sent I think I have told you about every thing now Now boys do write soon the folks at home say you have not wrote them anything but the miserable little short letter as Joanna called it Ed and Brad were here the other day they look fat and well Brad said he had got a letter from David lately I suppose Mr Okler will be suited with Kate this winter but Jim don't like the thoughts of a woman teaching him especially her [illegible] Suppose he thinks he will not be able to look up without laughing in her face wont you be jealous a little Dave to have him come home with her every night. Jim himself thinks it wont do him any good tell me when will I see your faces again I hope you are both tyring to be good boys and keep out of such company as much as you can as would be apt to lead you out of the narrow path and following the meek and lowly Savior through good and through evil report Remember me at the throne on grace and I hope God will keep you and all of us by his grace from falling till this short life is at an end and then we shall [all have?] each others company forever in heaven From your loving sister Margaret


[place unknown]

Date Original

[ca. 1861]


Original letter dimensions: 24.0 x 19.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0323

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Page 2


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