[Ann Gilrye Muir]
Daniel [H. Muir]
it brings to my remembrance so much of my youthful days - among the first things I can remember is going to church and the bell ringing and our family was so large we [illegible] two long pews. but all the them have gone into eternity - but my sister and myself - my prayer is that we may be found ready when the Lord is pleased to call us home Now Danl I hope you will write soon, as soon as you can - and may the choicest of [heaven?] blessings rest upon you - and may you yet see many happy birth days - and at last find glory everlasting is the sincere prayer of your affectionate mother
 June 29th 1869
This being your birthday, my mind and heart turns toward you with much affection - not [illegible] with anxiety for your welfare - it seems so long since I had a letter from you, - Two weeks ago I had an opportunity of enquir- ing about you in Portage but they told me they had not heard any thing of you lately. I have since been more anxious to hear from you. - sometimes I think you must have got fever again this summer - if so will you tray to get home. I would be glad to see you, and take care of you - you know I would spare not pains for you comfort.
[illegible] are you still at [illegible] but very busy - or have you left [illegible] altogether, if you have I hope some friend will forward this letter to you. I hope you have got the letter and paper I sent you lately - Your father is very busy indeed farming - I expect some of the girls home next week - they have been very little at home since you were here last winter - have you had a letter from John lately - I have not heard from his for a long time. I have been told he intends to extend his travels to other countries. I trust he will be protected from dangers by night and by day by a kind heavenly Father who alone can save - Margt has got a horse and
buggy to ride around - she thinks her health is benefitted by it - about two weeks ago she rode to Hickory Hill alone - and stayed a few days with us. The rest are all well as usual. When I last heard of them. Since the farmers have all got farm houses for themselves - they have now began to build churches. The Presbyterian church is built in their grave yard but not yet finished [illegible] [illegible] church is about to be raised on the school section not far from Smiths house - and a Baptist one near the stone school house so at last we will have churches I hope many will be brought to hear the sound of the gospel news that only [illegible] the precious [hour?] of the day of rest. I do love to hear the sound of the church going bells..
[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]
1869 Jun 29
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Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from [Ann Gilrye Muir] to Daniel [H. Muir], 1869 Jun 29." (1869). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1304.
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