D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


John Muir


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00589 [4]Annie is teaching in Caledonia - is con- -sidered a good teacher - I heard from Mary in Madison this week - she sticks to the University good she ought to be accomplished Jno Reid is doing a large business in cattle Hogs beef, Pork wool H[illegible] pelts Furs &c &c & making money he will be well off some day Portage is going to be a big place some time we are going to have seven RRs & a ship canal No doubt it will be a great RR center with shops &c Our Carrie 7 yrs old reads in the fourth reader studies arithmetic & Geogra- phy &c Annie is four yrs old reads in 2d reader & Willia 3 yrs is a bright boy & will be one of the big guns some day My family all send their love to Uncle John D G Muir [1] Portage City Wis April 25/72Dear Brother John I feel ashamed to think I have neglected writing you so long. I have intended to write for months but you know how we are apt to put off We are all well & happy. Business is improve -ing & becoming more profit -able. Father & mother are now living here in P working hard improving the place where Jno Reid used to live & own Painting, papering making an addition gardening &c &c Father looks as tired as though he was farming Father told me he had recd a letter from you & seemed very much pleased over it. Joanna promised to let me see585


Portage City, Wis

Date Original

1872 Apr 25


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0799

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