Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
my knowledge of science as well as of some other studies are very limited — I hope you enjoyed your trip to the valley as much as you expected I have had a letter today from your father he is quite well but is rather impatient about me staying in Portage – a few weeks ago I had a letter from Dunbar informing me of my sister Margarets death she died on the 27th day of Sept. thus leaving me the last remnant of a numerous family, it seemed like a very loud call to me that I should be ready for a like summons, she was 78 years of age. My mother was just 78 years old when she died, and my father was  88 years old when he died my parents have mouldered in the dust over 20 years – but Christ is the resurrection and the life and if we believe in him our souls will never die Daniel has been home for a few days he thought that Joanna should go to Racine with him and he would try to help her – she has been with him about 5 weeks – she writes that she is much better then when she left home. Mary has been home about a month she is well and sends you much love and so does Anna all the rest of the family with their families are all well at present — I wonder when
1874 Nov 21
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
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