[Ann G. Muir]
Dan[iel H. Muir]
In my last letter from Scotland [ Mrs Lenam?] sent me a photograph of the old Church that I attended in the happiest years of my life the church in which your grandfather was an elder for fifty years & it stands in the grave yard where the precious dust of my parents and brothers and sisters and friend are laid away until the resurrection morn — The girls join me in earnest loving wishes to you all. Hoping you will be able to write to us all soon, Most affectionately [underlined: Mother]
1871  Portage 8th March
I hope you and Emma and the dear little ones are enjoying good health. Your friends here are all well as usual, Joanna’s health still continues to improve she has rode out a great deal this winter. Latest news from your father is that his limb is much stronger, and his is-
-now able to go down town as usual but still usues his crutches. Mary has been with us for the last four weeks Willis was a good deal of that time attending to business in Madison, they succeeded in dividing the county and he got the nomination for judge of the new county so they went home well satisfied while Mary was here she was busy as ever with painting and crayon
George Galloway has been staying with us for the last three months and attending the High School, he has now returned home to work on the farm, he was not at all anxious about this studies. Measles are very plentiful in and around Portage at present but are not very severe One of Davids clerks have got a part of the store to sell groceries in and thinks he is doing very well —
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Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from [Ann G. Muir] to Dan[iel H. Muir],  Mar 8." (1876). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 472.
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