D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


[John Muir]


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[letterhead] 01126 [1]19 Feb 6 1884Dear Brother JohnYour letter was recd about a week ago. I was very glad to hear from you. Am very sorry you failed to visit us when you had made up your mind to do so, we are all quite well except Katie. She has been ailing for several years & is rather worse of late. My family is pretty well grown up Carrie is in her 20th year & [Annie?] in her 17th. both are a great deal larger than their mother, [Willie?] is 14 & Johnnie 11 year old & you may be sure they are a great care & responsibility So much going on in a town[letterhead] 0126 [3] No 2Cap Russell has returned from [Sh illegible] Cliff a week ago. he is in [illegible]the [illegible]now. [illegible] 3/4 of [illegible] & all of the [illegible]. She says he made a thousand dollars for the company by so doing. he is absolutely certain that [illegible] will down by a [mile?] perfected before long, which is all we are waiting for. he says our group-[illegible] -all in a lump [illegible]is the finest property in the cliff. It has also been proved that nearly all of the ones there enjoy about $25 to the ton in [illegible] besides their silver. He thinks a great deal of the Indian chief & want to fat it [illegible] he is quite certain that is as good as the [illegible] mine. [in margin: Remember me kindly to the girls & boys. DGM]


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1884 Feb 6


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0031

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