Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
I shall be able to say that John is home on a visit - such an event would be hail- -ed with gladness but we will be patient — You were inquiring about Mr Duncan he is well, and goes about the farm as usual, and seldom leaves home. The youngest boy does most of the work — With an earnest prayer that Heavens bests blessing may ever rest down upon you I remain your affectionate Mother ———— 00701  1874 Portage Nov [ 21?]Dear John I have received your three very interesting and welcome letters. I am very thankful to a kind Providence that preserved you in the danger- -ous ascent of Mount Shasta and how fortunate it was that you had got down to the timber line before that storm of wind and snow came I hope by this time you will have arrived at Oakland in safety — I have just been reading and trying to understand your piece on Post-Glacial denudation in the Overland Monthly for Nov – but I think
1874 Nov 21
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