[Ann G. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
so we are getting along very quietly at present until the snow goes off. the last time I heard about Mary she was well and getting along well.
I expect to carry this letter to Portage today so I will write good bye
from your affectionate Mother
Dec 17th 1869
I received your very welcome letter of Nov I was much pleased with the good news that your health was good, and that you liked you new studies even more than you expected. I am glad of it since you have made the change. I think a pious Physician has many opportunities of doing much good I hope the Lord will bless and prosper you, and ever keep you near himself, in what ever situation you may be called to fill. when my brother John was about seventeen years of age he pelt very anxious to study medicine and he did study it for a year – and then he declared hw would not
continue those studies as he would never be a doctor. I am not sorry that you have left Avery as I think your health has suffered by your residence there – With much pleasure I received your likeness. I had long wished for one, but it don’t give us the idea of very robust health perhaps you had been studying too hard – but I now expect you will be better able to take care of your health-
Jany 20th 1870
Since I began this letter Christmas and New Years day has come and gone I never expected to be so long in sending off this letter, but so it is, we were much surprised a few days ago by having a visit from David
and his wife. we were not aware she could leave home she has had a long sickness, and the children have been sick but they have all got well again we had the pleasure of seeing Anne and Joanna, and Sarah, with her family, here on Christmas day, but a great many were a wanting, although not one of the family were forgotten, however distant they might be & Margt has been worse than usual for some time. I am sorry to say but the rest of them are well the latest news from John are that he is well, and still enjoys living in Cal. Your father has been very busy this winter building fences – until the snow got too deep for work – we have not had any hired help for the last four weeks
[Hickory Hill, Wisc .?]
1869 Dec 17
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