[Daniel H. Muir] and Sister
near the end. Remember me to Mr and Mrs [Tostiprin?], Miss De Diemar, and Mrs Smith, and tell Mrs Tosliven that her boquet is blooming yet Mother sends her love to you both but thinks she cannot come to see you for some time at any rate, and now I shall expect soon to hear from you and do not fail to give me the pleasure
Most affectionately Your sister Joanna
Portage City Wis. June 19th, 1872
My dear Brother and Sister
I arrived in due time at Portage, tired, d[illegible] and hungry but with all entirely good natured as I was met at the depot by Father, Maggie and little Billy. The cars were very much crowded, but my seat- mate proved to be very sociable, and entertained me with a description of Philadelphia from which place he had first come. I came home, it seems, just at the right time, as there is a
Sunday School. Convention being held here at present, although I had entrely forgotten about it. You may perhaps have heard of the great fourth of July celebration which is to be held at Madison and attended by the President and many meb bers of his cabinet; Some of our folks talk of going and perhaps you may see fit to attend also. You will doubtless have noticed my slippers and rubbers by this time but I need scarcely say that I am sorry for my care- lessness; as I would hardly be Joanna if I did not for- get something! So you may if you please send them in a letter or along the telegraph line as I shall be sure to
hear them coming and be ready to catch them or any other way which you think pro- per, My plants look very nice and fresh thus far and I prize them very highly, and think very of- ten of Racine, of the cheerful little office on the corner and also its cheerful inmates, and I pray that you may be ever thus happy and contented and that God may bless you in all you do and I hope that you Danl. may long continue to sine "His world is not so bad a world etc. and never change it to 'This world's a wilderness of woe, but I really wish that I could borrow you pen and ink again as this pen partic- ularly is atrocious, but never mind! I have got [xxx deleted] pretty
Portage City, Wisc.
1872 Jun 19
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