Creator

Mary Muir

Creator

Mary [Muir]

Recipient

[Daniel H. Muir]

Transcription

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Hickory Hill July 21, 1871.

Dear darling Dr.

With extreme pleasure I now address a few lines to you, And heartily congratulate you on the successful termination of your college course, and am happy to hear of your bright prospect for the future. At present, I am enjoying a good old visit at home, but much regret, that we could not have made our visits at the same time. I received your good, kind letter before leaving Madison, but shall not now attempt to answer it, as it deserves more time and space [in margin: than I can now spare, but as I have much to say to you I shall write in a short time So Good bye, Your loving Sister Mary [Mary E (Muir) Hand Riggs]]


July 22d 1871

[1]

Danl. Dear I have been intending to write to you every day for a week just I have been greatly disspointed for the present in regard of what I intended to do - but still hope I may be able bye and bye - I am happy to know by your letters to others that you are succeeding very well every thing considered - I hope by this time you are begining to feel at home and are successful with your patients - Ann came home for a few days at the beginning of the month -

[2]

her cold was much better - but her face and throat were very sore. I think she had the mumps - we have not heard any thing of her for the last two weeks, but hope school will soon close, Mary has been home for three weeks and looks well - she expects to return to Madison for another year. I feel happy to have her home again - Joanna and Mary and your father and I spent the fourth at Sarah's, Margt and John came from Portage, and we had a pleasant time the girls have had letters from John lately and he is well and comfortable and still loves California - harvest has not commenced with us yet as


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we have no wheat this year only oats and corn - the orchard looks well we will have plenty of Apples and grapes and plums - I wish you could enjoy them with us I believe Davids health is better than when you were here I sincerely hope his difficulties will soon be overcome-and that he will be able to get along with some comfort. I hope your health is good and my sincere prayer is that the Lord will ever bless you and keep you at all times - may our trust be in the living God. write soon to your affectionate Mother




Location

Hickory Hill, [Wisc.]

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir02_0487-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0487

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