Mary Muir [et. al.]
Hickory Hill. Dec. 31st 1865
Well dear brother writing letters Is a grand affair indeed To the absent what is better Than a sisters homely screed
Knowing this tis very pleasant This to send in black and white All the news I know at present That will brother Dan delight
Of late we have been very much put about with the idea that you have not received our letter Anne and I wrote to you some time ago and as you said nothing about it to David but told him to give us a drilling for not writing we decided you had not received it Now I will tell you how we spent christmas and expect you will tell me how you spent it very soon. well christmas morning father, mother and Annie, started for Portage leaving Joanna and I to enjoy ourselves at home. after we had finished our work we went and mad a
lot of molasses candy and had good fun with it. We spent the rest of the day very pleasantly and decided that Santa Claus had been very liberal. We have had a vacation since Dec re but school commences again the day after tomorrow I enjoy studying very much after such a long rest and intend to make the best of this winter Now Daniel this is my second letter so I will expect a nice long one from you soon so good bye Your sister Mary Muir
Jan 1st 1866
I wish you a happy new year brother More happy than any you've spent I hope you may be all the brother A happy contented young gent
I wish you a very happy an exceedingly happy new year yours affectionately Anna M.
I wish you a happy new year brother
Hickory Hill [Wisc.]
1865 Dec 31
Muir, Mary, "Letter from Mary Muir et. al. to Daniel Muir, 1865 Dec 31" (1865). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1179.
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