[Ann Gilrye Muir]
 Jan 10 62 City of Portage Dear John I have been at school al day but still I can write a little and I don't se why you can't I have been expecting ofne for along time. I am getting so I can study like sixty feel fine and get along nicely & do well and hope this will find you the the same. I wish your school was out so that I can come down there the folks here are scouring out my brain rather roughly but all the better I suppose. I wish you would tell me something about where you are what you are doing and what kind of folks you are among Sledell and Mason) good by Daniel Muir
 Portage 1862 Jan. 10th Dear John It seems a long time since we had a letter from you, I would like to know how you like to be a teacher I hope you have a comfortable boarding place, you will not see David very often I understand he likes teaching very well Daniel and Mary and Anna is attending the High school and like their teachers very well they had to be examined by the superintendent before they could receive tickets of admission - the school is very full. Joanna attends the intermediate school but don't like her teacher very well. I cannot say I like to live in Portage.
 your father don't like to live here either so he often goes away somewhere else, it is nearly a week since he was here he bought us a cow as we could not get along without milk we live in the house that Smith the founder lived in, a little nearer the church there [Deans?] - the house is a very cold one it seems a mere shell I went to the farm for a week Sarah and David and the children and Mrs Reid and some of her boys all came to Hickory hill to spend New Years Day . Margt is better than she was, but not very well yet she has a girl to do her work we have lived here four weeks and not one neighbour has called on us, however
 our newest neighbour has sent in one of her boys to Borrow Mrs Parken has been visiting at Sarahs twice she came up to see Mrs Mitchell she was inquiring after you. I hope you will not be long in writing the girls all talk of writing to you but are so busy with their studies there teachers are so very strict, they are at home on Saturdays but have to do all the washing on that day. I hope your health is good and I hope you will be happier this year than you have been in any former year from your affectionate Mother _____ ___ ____ ___
1862 Jan 10
Original letter dimensions: 19.0 x 23.0 cm
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Ann Gilrye Muir to John Muir, 1862 Jan 10" (1862). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1094.
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