Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]



Joanna has been spending a week in Portage and has just got home. she wants you to write her a long letter - and so does the other girls - and so do I - I found an old newspaper the other day, and I thought I would look over it - I saw a paragraph in it that I thought might interest you, about Mich- igan College, it was printed four years ago, so there might be some difference now - I enclose it for your perusal Address your letters to Portage City Expecting you will write soon I conclude from your affectionate Mother


Hickory Hill April 3d 1877

Dear Danl.

It seems a very long time since I had a letter from you. I hope you enjoy good health. We are all about our usual way. Margt is going to the water over near Madison for a while. I hope she will receive that benefit she expects - she has given up house keeping and she sends Anna to Mrs R[illegible] and Jessie to me I expect her here today - I rather thank your purse has not grown much heavier this winter unless your wages have been increased as your expences are so great - Well never mind -


I should think you were a good deal surprised to see John at Buffalo so unexpected. I feel very sorry that he has met with such trials and losses and so many disappointments he wrote me from Indianapolis that he had got a situation there - I hope he will meet with a good home while he remains there. We are only taking one messenger this year instead of forty - and that one is sent to Scotland - that is the reason why you don't get any - but I will sometimes send you a British one - Mary has begun a sketch of the house for you she expects to have it ready for you when you come home - the log home is put up near the log stable and the log stable is now a house and they are both inhabited


it does seem strange to see two families living so near our well - I am happy to know by your last letter that you enjoy religion more than you ever did before, for without it we cannot be really happy any where I hope your relish for spiritual things will increase a good hope of heaven through grace will carry us through and above the trials and cares of this world, do you still attend the prayer- meetings - our meetings are much the same as when you were here - David Galloway has made up his mind to begin farming again he has been looking at several - last week he bought Madge Tiffany farm but Madge backed out -


Hickory Hill [Wisc.]

Date Original

1866 Apr 3

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

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



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