D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


[John Muir]


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[2]like this, that is is hard keeping them all straightWe do our [share?] of the business here & keep a good assortment of funds & stand well in the community. but we have to sell on small margins & have to pay [stuck out word] interest on so much of our capital that we make very little headway & that makes us feel that we must economize & stay at home & work every day of the year almost, we are thinking of giving up mens clothing & lighten -ing our load of [care?] & runn -ing with less expense.Sister Annie reports herself improving. I saw late letters from Mary & Joanna at mothers last Sunday they are real well[4]adjoining, as all you that the [illegible] vein runs almost through it & in working the assessment he found we had a [illegible] deformed vein which holds exactly like the [illegible] at the same depth. So we are all doubly encouraged & full of hope & confidence We have not [seen copy yet?] Since this autum, will wrote you again when we do. We put up $80.00 each in Dec & have all our property [illegible] [for?] another year. When I got him I will send you your [illegible] & try [illegible]of our accts again. Do you know how much money you paid for me on my [illegible] land in Lincoln last year [question mark?] answer this also [illegible] pretty good. Sold [mm?] goods last year [illegible] for 4 or 5 [illegible] Yours truly D [illegible] [Muir?]


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1884 Feb 6


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0033

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