Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
in Sarah's district, perhaps you know that Danl is a student at Ann Arbor Mich this winter . your father still has the farm we have had a very busy year now we have only one man helping to build fences and I have a girl to do the work so we get along very well. very often Margt or Sarah or some of the children comes on a visit and Joanna has been here several times through the summer. David Muir and John Reid were here during harvest and worked hard for a week John and Margt and the children were here yesterday. Margt's health seems to be much improved. Nearly all the farmers around here have now all good frame houses and are very well off. the Presbyterians have got up a nice church near thegraveyard, and the Methodists have got a church on the school section - Nov. 11thDear John The 9th of this month is the anniversary of my arrival at Fountain Lakes twenty years ago. how glad I was to meet you and the others after such a long journey. Many changes have passed over us since then. and many blessings have been showered upon us as a family, though distant from each other. It seems a very long time indeed since we had the pleasure of seeing you. still I anticipate a happy reunion with each of you bye and bye. Your enjoyment of the
Farm [Hickory Hill, Wisc?]
1869 Nov 8
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Reel 02, Image 0167
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