[Ann G. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
for the last two weeks, and not a drop of rain - and seldom any dew all that time. With us harvest will commence on the fifth of July as we have a field of barley nearly ready now - and now I must conclude by telling you that our faithful favorite, Nan - that has been with us in all our journeys for so many years.- is dead and buried two weeks ago - I don't know whither her place can ever be filled - Joanna joins me in love to you - from you affectionate Mother
June 29th 1870
I received your your very welcome letter of Apr 24th and am happy to know your health is good - although you are working hard, and studying hard - Well Danl I trust you will not always be climbing the hill Difficulty but will soon be able to attain to that position of usefullness to which you aspire - trials are often for the good of our never dying souls - and are met with, in every position of life so let us look beyond the things of time and space, to an interceding Saviour for solid comfort, and we will not be disappointed -
Another year has passed away and we are spared to see another of your birth-days - may that blessing of the Lord that maketh rich, and addeth no sorrow be your [illegible], and may you serve him all your days - There has been several deaths about here lately - a few weeks ago Mr M[illegible] and Mr Mc[illegible]aith met - and had one of their long talks - when Mr M[illegible] took suddenly ill and died the same week - and Mr Mc[illegible]aith took the same disease on Monday last week and was buried on Saturday, and Mr Reeves was buried last Sunday - these are three of the old settlers that came about the time we did - this seems like a loud call for us to be ready -
we have been expecting Anna home for a few days past - but I am glad to have Joanna at home but she is rather lonesome, she has received your letter, she received a letter from John yesterday, he is quite well, and still resides in the beautiful valley how pleased I am to think that the sun of happiness shines upon him for the present - I hope it will continue - I have just been told that Mary expects, to be home in a few weeks, we will be glad to see her, she has been absent about a year - Margt and Sarah and David M. with [all deleted] their families are all well at resent - - the weather here is intensely hot, and has been
[Hickory Hill, Wisc .?]
1870 Jun 29
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Muir, Ann G., "Letter from [Ann G. Muir] to Dan[iel H. Muir], 1870 Jun 29." (1870). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1346.
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