[Ann G. Muir]
Daniel [ H. Muir]
is Belfontaine Columbia Co Wis And now Daniel I trust the Lord will ever keep you, and shield you from harm The girls both join me in sincere love to you hoping you are getting along well. I am anxious to hear from you again - it is possible you may hear from me again this month - if things goes on as I expect May your heavenly Father ever watch over you is the sincere wish of Your affectionate Mother
June 1st 1871
Your letter to me from Racine was very welcome my mind was much troubled about you - as soon as you were out of my sight that day you left home I felt as if I had not done all I ought to have done for you - and I thought probably it would have been better to have acquainted your father with your affairs - I would have been glad to see you come back with the girls again from Portage I am very thankful that you found a willing friend in John M. with his means. he assists many
I sincerely hope you have found a place, where you can earn a living, and have a home and settle down comfortably Margt and her husband and baby has been visiting round here for a week - and Sarah and her husband and children came while they were here - we had a pleasant time - but they were all surprised that you had not wrote to any of them but were glad to hear about you Margt and Sarah has each had a letter from John and he is well and very comfortably settled for this summer. The weather is intensely hot, and Joanna and I are half sick with
the heat - June 4th Anne came home on friday and will return tomorrow morning again to her school she took cold about four weeks ago - and has rather a hard cough yet - and she has grown very thin. she walks one and a half miles to school and I think it too much for her - but her boarding place is so pleasant that she hates to change her cough is not quite so hard and dry now, but I think it continues too long. could you prescribe any thing for her that would help her to get rid of this cough - if you can - will you write to her, as soon as convenient - her address
[ Hickory Hill, Wisc.?]
1871 Jun 1
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Muir, Ann G., "Letter from [Ann G. Muir] to Daniel [ H. Muir], 1871 Jun 1." (1871). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1378.
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