D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


John Muir


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[2]it but has not yet done it. All Father told me of it was that you said the Devil was not so rampant in the mts as in the Burr Oak Openings So I understand you experienced some earthquake. I have not learned the particulars yet I should think you would have been scared out of the valley I have not made out to get any of the N Y Tribune with your glacier articles in yet Neither has Sarah although we have been trying through our News dealer I am going to send direct to the office in N Y Dan is doing pretty well in Medicine in Racine according to his letters He seems to be wonderfully tick- -led over his wife. he brags a good deal about her & keeps her in [3]the office with him making pills &c he wont let her keep house so they board & have nothing to do but love each other. Why don't you embark - don't you envy Dan? Joanna has a beau - a Baptist minister Father is pleased with the man but the rest of the family don't seem to go into ecstasy over him worth a cent Joanna seems to think a good deal of him but cant decide although he presses for an answer he has a farm Near Oxford & preaches. is well spoken of & thought of. I guess he is a good fellow but not every good looking nor very smart except in scripture - & is very carless & shabby in dress - very poor I tell you it is hard for a girl at her age to refuse the first offer if it is any thing decent


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 0801

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