Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
 so John had little left - but Margt said if she was poor she was out of debt and felt satisfied - about a week ago your father hired John Reid to take care of his farm in his absence - so John and Margt are coming here to live, as soon as she is able to ride this length, her baby is healthy but she is still weak - affairs round here seem to have changed as much as the face of Nature since you left home - I hope you will write soon from your affectionate Mother00281505  Dec 1st 1861Dear John I have received your letter and am glad to know that you are well. I have often felt axcious to know about you since you left home. We have very seldom had that pleasure you say you are extremely busy and are still more thirsty for knowledge, I hope you will have opportunities for study until you are somewhat satisfied - I hope you will like teaching but you have not told us where you are going to teach at. let us know, - all the girls are anxcious for letters from you. David and Sarah are anxcious to know if
1861 Dec 1
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