[Ann Gilrye Muir]
Daniel [H. Muir]
boarding with David - his family is all well - A great many of our neighbours have commenced to grow hops so there is hop yards, and hops houses, in every direction, although they are rather discouraged this year the prices are so low - a great many do not approve of the business at all - I hope you received the messenger I sent last week - May God keep you and bless you is the sincere wish of Your affectionate Mother
Farm Oct 18 1868
I received your welcome letter of Aug. 25 letting me know of your intended visit home, I shall be happy to see you. I am glad to know that your health is good, although I rather think that climate does not suit you very well. I am sure you would be glad when you heard where John is, and how happy he is in California - he intends spending the winter there - and you are still busy amongst machinery and comfortable I hope - Our orchard has done well this year - we had about 70 bushels of apples, they were very large and looked beautiful.
there has been a good many - [strangers?] here lately - your Father has got the farm this year, and he is busy plow- ing and grubbing and pulling stumps and doing it all himself so far - he talks of hiring one or two choppers through the winter, he says he feels strong and healthy and appears to be so - All the girls have left home and your Father has hired a girl to do the work - Joanna and Anna is attending the school in Portage, Mary has been with Margt. for a few weeks - she has been very sick - but she is getting better. Mary was here for a week visiting - I think you
will say with me these are great changes. I feel them to be so - we are apt to forget that we live in a world of changes but time brings changes to all - and so we may expect greater changes still - I trust when the last great change comes - we will be found among those that have their lamps trimmed and oil in their vessels with their lamps Dear Danl let us be in earnest, about the salvation of our souls, while the day of grace lasts - I have not seen Sarah for some time, but I believe they are all well I expect to see them all in a few days - the girls are
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
1868 Oct 18
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Ann Gilrye Muir to Daniel H. Muir, 1868 Oct 18" (1868). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1284.
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