Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
Phillips with Joanna — his health is good – but very lame indeed, being quite unable to walk accross a room without his crutches They were quite anxious to have me move to Phillips too – but for the last nine years I have lived in a brick house near the High School – and it seems so like home to me [illegible] that I decided to remain in Portage during the winter – you know I always feel inclined to be stationary wherever my lot may be cast – so Annie will remain with me for the present – as she is the only one left to me now – I think it rather –-amusing that Mary should think of naming her boy after his two grand mothers – which is Wheller [Gilrye?] Hand John Reid is at present at Crete Neb. but is expected home soon for the purpose of taking the family to a home there I feel very sorry indeed to think of them all leaving Portage — Margt. is sarcely able to talk about it – but some think that the change might benefit her health – Lately I had a letter from Emma from Lincoln Neb. she says they have a very pleasant home there, but Daniel had been a good deal of the summer at his farm – some miles distant
1880 Oct 6
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0331
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