Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
Dear John I would like to meet you once more, and I would like to meet your wife – but I know that a very great distance lies between us – and I also know that you will come to meet us all whenever a favourable time presents itself. I shall be happy to have a letter from your wife and to know her better – All the family with their families are well at present – and hoping that Gods blessing will ever rest upon you and your household I am Lovingly Mother00952Portage Octr. 6th 1880Dear JohnI yesterday received your letter of Septr 27th informing me of your safe arrival home, and well satisfied with your travels in Alaska – which news pleased me very much Last month I mailed a letter for you to Fort Wrangel thinking you would find it when you returned from the north — but I perceive by yours, you did not. When Joanna returned home from Hamilton her father and Mr Brown accompanied her Your father remained here about six weeks – but is now at —
1880 Oct 6
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0329
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