[Ann G. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
Portage June 29th 1885Dear David, How one year after another flies away [leaving ?] its impress of time upon us. It hardly seems possible that it is a year since I wrote to you on your birth day before, and yet it has brought considerable change to myself -I hope it has been a very happy and pleasant year to you,. and that you have many yet to enjoy with the blessing of God resting on all your indeavors -I promise you [illegible] that I have moved with
2Sarah into a house on Prospect hill, it is quite pleasant here. the house is quite large. I have three rooms and the use of the kitchen but the walk to the business part of the city is very very long in my estimation. I seldom can walk to Church or to visit many of my old acquaintances. but still I am surrounded with blessings and comforts on every hand. I have always a pleasant visit from David once a week - he is much pleased with Carrie as a housekeeper, she has a good deal to do as Annie is so much taken up with her studies at present as the
3d[expects?] to graduate soon indeed she has graduatedOur Kansas friends are all feeling better and Annie writes that she will be home as soon as she is able to travel her health seems to bbe very poor indeed from what they write-So Annie has just arrived here in time to enjoy with us your brith day scones - although far from well, she seems better than I espected to see her_ Walter came with her to Milwaukee I wonder why he did not make us all a visit when he was so near _She says she was advised to come_ and when she
4hgets time to feel rested she will write to you and tell you all about it_ I espect the children are all at present having a good time during vacationDear Emma I hope you are well and happy notwithstanttan during the many cares and [illegible] that fall to your lot_ The girls will soon be able to assist you in many ways and with the kindest wishes to all I am affectionately Mother
1885 Jun 29
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Muir, Ann G., "Letter from [Ann G. Muir] to Dan[iel H. Muir], 1885 Jun 29." (1885). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1607.
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