Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
 of us and let us know how you are getting on now [If deleted] you know I am anxious If you are in any difficulty let us know it -. I shall do what I can for you from your - affectionate mother
 1861 March Saturday afternoon 30th
Dear John Your father and the two boys have gone to Portage today for [illegible] wheat and I have taken the chance to write you a few lines We received your letter dated 20 and was surprised to know you were back in at the university I hope your health will not suffer by your new mode of living. I expect your father will write you soon, and assist you some
 but I have not heard him say when, however I think there is no reason why you should be discouraged at all if things don't turn out just as you expect - try to make the best of them - We would all be glad to have you come home and pay us this long expected visit. I have thought lately that your clothes would need some over hauling by this time I hope you will not feel too deeply when you meet with disappointments from
 the world - you know that prosperity is not always best for us. You know that we are assured that all things will work together for good, to those that love, and fear god - John Reid called this afternoon and he says Margaret is not much better, she sits up a little while every day and has a hired girl to do her work - all the rest are well - I hope you will write soon to some
1861 Mar 30
Original letter dimensions: 19.0 x 22.5 cm
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Ann Gilrye Muir to John Muir, 1861 Mar 30" (1861). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1068.
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