[Daniel H. Muir]
And as I do not believe it right to be of any particular sect or party but a member of Jesus Christs Believing body. I claim a right to converse or have fellowship with any of them few or many feeding Christs Sheep & Lambs & inviting all that comes in my way to come to Jesus Christ & be Saved with out money & without price and I having full faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and as a witness of that . My God hath filled my heart full of his Holy Spirit So that I can [ Speak?] from a heart filled with true love to god & man The Holy Spirit is with me all the time and puts words in my mouth just the kind I need & as I need them. I have great happiness & pleasure in the Lords work. Taking Our great Market three times in the week where thousa- nds of people meet. & preaching from House [deleted: to house] to house & have Thousands of times more work more than I can do. O that the Lord would send more labourers into his harvest field. 
Dear Daniel I do love you as I do all my children & your Dear mother as I love my own Soul and I love all their ofspring and loveth indeed all that my Heavenly Father for like Paul I am indeted to all men the debt of love. how can a true Believer do anything else for we will all soon be with each other in glory and the Sooner the better when it is the Lords time. for this world is a battlefield all the time the Saints against the world. but greater is he that is with us then all he that is with the world against us. our Jesus has already defeated the devil the world. & the flesh. they may threaten us but our God hath all controll over our enemies & he will keep us as the apple of his eye . none can pluck us out of either his Fathers hand or his. But we must not trust to anything but only on himself for everlasting life and all the grace we need here
My Dear Son this world is not a place to wast our time Seeking after the vanities of time for we may be lanched into Eternity in a moment all Christians yea members of Christ body the Church are his dear bought property therefore we are not our own own but bought with his Blood therefore let us Serve our god with our bodies & our Spirits & our Substance which he hath given us. That as good Stewards of the many fold grace of god we may be able to give in a good account of all our dealings with others as Jesus Said to Peter lovest thou me yea said Peter thou knowest that I love thee feed my Sheep & lambs that is a work that all believers ought to do for we owe to all mankind the debt of love we are not to return evil for evil to any man but to forgive as we would be forgiven. please to Receive my warmest love the Same to Ma & the children Daniel Muir 
[in margin: Daniel Muir corner of Green & Robinson Streets Hamilton. Ontario Canada.] my address.] [in margin: do be pleased to write to me soon. and tell me if you are living to God only if you are trusting to Christ only.]
My Dear and Beloved Son
I have been longer of writing to you then I expected as my gracious Lord hath given me a great deal more to do then I could have naturally expected in So Short a time Since I Saw you at Portage City. I visit the patients in Hospital about 60 in number twice or two days in the week the Doctor gives me leave to vis- it from 2 o clock P.M. to 5 o clock P.M. and converse with the patients on Spiritual matters. Also I was invite- ed by the president of the Boys home to Talk with the Boys on Spiritual Subjects, there is Eighty Six of them It is not a Sectarian institution But by act of parlegment, it is a grand building & every thing very Suitable They are all poor Boys & learned to work for their living.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Muir, Daniel, "Letter from Daniel Muir to [Daniel H. Muir], [ca. 1874]." (1874). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 304.
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