D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir
a good botanist &e &e, also that your poorest spot was as a linguist (I believe he is a brag linguist) He said further that he agreed with you in principles upon every -thing except religion & drinking beer.I hope your eye has got so well that it will not interfere with you business nor hinder your success. I would like very much to see you. Come & see us why dont you? Do you ever hear from Dan. I dont want you to write any about me or my country to the girls I dont know but you talk from experience when you say that sublimity & poetry comes to mankind at pairing times write soon I remain D [illegible] Muir [illegible]00414  Portage City Wis May 24/67Dear Brother John I write you at this time principally to inform of the death of our Aunt Blakely she died on Tuesday May 21st at 2 A.M. I suppose she died of old age. the doctors could do nothing for her she was 74 years of age she had not been considered sick more than two weeks and then not dangerous until a day or two before she died so that none of our folks were present Father & myself went down yesterday and followed her remains to the grave. The funeral was
Portage City, Wis[c]
1867 May 24
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