D[avid] G. Muir
[Daniel H. Muir]
Portage City Wis July 29 /69
I recd the balance due me on that debt yesterday I return you my thanks for the same - also enclose your note - Harvest has just commenced here both in the openings & the prairies [Times?] continue very dull here Money is scarce but we live in hopes of better times in a couple of months [illegible] will perhaps bring us out of our troubles - hope so at [least?] Wheat crop promises big at present - it never looked better Mary & Annie start this morning for [Oconomowoc (where Elder Whitman lives)
to see about a school there which is the work of Elder Whitman Folks are all well - our little Annie is living with Father & Mother & is their delight. Carrie is reading in the second reader & progressing very rapidly (at home) little David [Wilberforce?] [illegible] is taking his first lessons in philosophy & [illegible] & c Have you heard from John lately, we have not. I suppose you are all study nowadays but you must be careful & not hurt your health. I don't think there is any danger though unless their has been a great change brought upon you (no offense [meant?]) I don't think I can say any- thing more to your edification or furtherance at present so good luck to you & be a good boy & allow me to [illegible] Yours Afectionally D E Muir.
Portage City, Wisc.
1869 Jul 29
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Muir, David G., "Letter from D[avid] G. Muir to [Daniel H. Muir], 1869 Jul 29." (1869). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1306.
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