Daniel Muir [Father]


John Muir


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also think of the souls of the poor destitute heathen. Pray for them. They are dependent upon the grace of God. Through his instrumentality their state is constantly crying to us as the ministers of God for help. Let us think that if we were in their state & knew our destitution how much we would like such help as we may from time to time be able to afford them. O, look to Eternity & prepare for it. Another moment & we may be out of time. I think there is more interest taken in our meetings this winter then last. I am invited to go & administer the sacrament next Sunday to Baptists, Presbyterians, Episopalians, & Methodists, at that schoolhouse east of Bellfountain on the Kingston road. We are going up to partake of the symbols of our blessed Saviour's dying love, except your mother, as we cannot get all away. I am glad to know you are attending upon the means of grace regularly. Keep your mind upon God's business, & never cease to walk in all his ways, & he will bless you in time & eternity. I am glad to hear from you always. A wise son maketh a glad father. I remain, Your affectionate father, Daniel Muir 00258


Buffalo [Wisc]

Date Original

1861 Jan 25


Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0143

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Page 2


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