Annie [L. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
The [Barch?] Sep 9th Dear Brother Dan
I was quite taken by surprise to hear of your removal from John but you did not come quite far enough west I am happy to hear that you intend to ref[illegible] a regards writing I am of [illegible] that the great need of attirement is on your side but to proceed as you will not see the place this summer I will try to describe it to your. Instead of those large fields of weeds there are fields of stubble each containing a fresh straws [look?] The willows have grown about twice as tall as before and also the trees The orchard looks much as it did last year ( ) also the mellon patch but our flower garden, just step out before the door [and?] look around north are moss roses south moss roses east moss roses and west moss roses that's all about it. But the farm its self has diminished as Dave Wallace has bought the loghouse eighty $1200 being the price. Delighted with the looks of my writing as it looks like shorth[illegible] well you see Maggie came home from the wa[illegible] and staid up her a while well the concequence was that we have mostly become patients I will give you some of our recipes that you may go and do likewise For breakfast bran & flour mush and johnnycake For Dinner potatoes & bean & flour pudding & [leaspoons?] of
cream. for supper potatoes and G[illegible]ham bread no wonder my hand is unsteady "With bran on the brain And bran on the stomach Ill [illegible] insane Deliver me from it"
The people in the neighborhood are still preparing onward in proof of which I would just say that [Mr.?] [illegible]yette is getting up a new house of which I am sure you will be glad if you can remember anything of the appearance of his old one. So also is Mr Duncan getting up quite a nice one They have moved into the old log house on their farm as their old one is pulled down Obed French is also getting up a new one which was quite need but though Zall has got a new house and new well for herself in company with John Davis which must be quite a relief to the old man & Mr Z Wait a fancy barn & the Bell fountain house a new adition The Presbyterians are going to get up a church in James Brown's field over near Grahams which I think looks well, If every one would think as much of their interests in the next world as they do in this , the world would be a much happier place. Pray Daniel that we may meet an unbroken family above. Your affectionate sister Annie
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to Daniel H. Muir, 1865 Sep 9" (1865). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1170.
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