Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Daniel [H. Muir]



David G. does not like to live in Portage at all. I would not be surprised to see him move back to the farm again. Margt. and Sarah both told me they had received letters from you. and David Muir too, he said you had not received any letters from home - I have not had a letter from John since you left - have you had any let me know when you write, are you attending any evening school are you boarding where you were before - tell us what wages you are receiving if you can live comfortably is Buffalo a healthy place this winter. Portage is not very healthy this winter there has been a good deal of fever and small pox there. but not so much now I am glad non of our folks


have had either of these complaints they were all well on Christmas but Margt. with her old complaints Duncan Reid is staying with her and attending the high school your father has only sent for one copy of the American messenger for this year. instead of forty, he thought many were careless about them. I have sent you this months number.

Portage Jan '1st 1866

I wish you a happy New Year dear Dan[illegible] happier than any you have yet lived both in regard to spiritual and temporal things I wish you every blessing for time and eternity. I am spending new year in portage your


Father has gone to Poynette to visit his friends, and I am staying tonight at Sarahs I visited Margt this afternoon and David Muir and his family were there they are all well we all expect letters form you soon.

from your ever affectionate Mother

I hope you will get this safe


Farm 31st Dec. 1865

Dear Daniel

Can it be possible that you have not received the two letters we have sent you - I received the note you wrote me on your arrival at Buffalo and I was glad you had arrived safe, and I wrote to you about two weeks after and every Thursday since your father has called at the post office but no letters from Daniel yet. I hope when you get this and know how impatient we are you will write us soon as possible, and let us know how you get along, tell us how you spent Christmas, we we're at Portage and dined at Sarahs on Christmas but Margt was not well enough to be there -


[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]

Date Original

1865 Dec 31

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters


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