D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir
one reason I did not write you shortly after your marriage was you did not give your new address. the others wrote to Martinez at my advice, but not having heard from you since, do not feel sure that you have recd their letters. You ask about my family [Katie?] is pretty well. [Carrie?] will be 16 this fall, Annie is 13. Will 11 & Jno 8 & all healthy & blessed We think with good common sense. Mary Hand has been sick but is much better. Annie is with her. Mother is alone one of our or Jno R’s girls generaly stay with her nights, Sarah is getting over her trouble & [appears?] tolerably cheerful. but still there is a Sadness about her. Maggie is a feeble [illegible]. We hope Neb will do her good. Hoping this long letter will partly make up for my careless delay. that this will will find you happy & well I su[illegible] myself with kindest regards to Mrs J Muir your brother D [G?] Muir[in margin: P.S. I have a 20th interest in 14 claims, lodes & mines in Silver Cliff, Colorado, out of which I expect make up for my lost time partly Write soon again, D.G. Muir]Portage Wis June 26/80Dear Bro JnoI was truly glad to receive a letter from you this AM Even if you did give me a whipping. I deserve it though. I [illegible] congratulate you for your good fortune in getting a good wife & wish you had found her sooner. I hope your wanderings will here after will not be so lonely as they used to be to your dear wife I would Say I welcome her into our family b[illegible] for her a happy life & hope soon to see & become well acquainted with her.00929
1880 Jun 26
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0223
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