Ann Gilrye Muir


[Ann Gilrye Muir]


David [Muir]


[4] you have much need to take care of your self is there any meetings in the district where you are you will know by this time - is there any change in your Post office address let us know when you write - from your affectionate Mother

[1] Dec. 1st 1861 Dear David For all the time you have been from home you have never wrote one word to me, it seems strange I want to know if you are well and I want to know if you like teaching I hope you do, I hope you have made the best of your time at the university. I understand you are coming home after your school closes. Your father has given John Reid the Badger hill eighty of land next yours, and David Taylor has been here inquiring if your father would 06077

[2] join fences with him your father told him that land was yours, so you will likely get help with your fencing when you come you will see by Johns note that some changes have taken place here lately none of us like the [illegible] of living in Portage city but we expect to move there in a week if Mary's is able to ride this length. John Reid is hired to take care of the farm in our absence. Charlie Reid is teaching in Grahams School this

[3] winter two of Mrs Reids horses have died lately of inflammation, one of each [span?] and she can so ill afford it. your [illegible] sold one hundred bushels of wheat last week at Portage. there never was more trouble with the District School affairs then there is now Margt is much surprised you have not wrote to her. I hope you will write soon to us all - I dont think you will like to board round


[Portage, Wisc.]

Date Original

1861 Dec 1


Original letter dimensions: 15.5 x 20.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0243

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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