J[ohn] Reid


John Muir


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[2]on them to see that they were all right. the other reason is in regard to Maggie’s health Dan your brother said it would do her a great deal of good to move out here also My own brother Duncan who is a doctor in Iowa was shur that it would do her good. we have been here about six weeks but instead of do her good she is not so well still there may be reasons for her not feeling so well she was a littler against moving out here on account of her friends leaving them and going so far away from them she feel a little homesick or lonesome — wishing that her friends would write to her. her mind is very weak and feel very nervous so that she dont know sometimes what she is really doing. and this[in margin: 00964][3]is mostly the reason why I am writing at present time to you is. to write to her as often as you can without expecting her to answer every time you write it will do her a great deal of good. there is nothing that hurt her so much as writing it affects her mind so and makes her so nervous [deleted: so] that she cant sleep for some time afterwards. Please write her as often as you can, since I have come out here I have bought out ½ an [intrest?] in Meat Market that is doing a good business in that line it will support my family and give me plenty of time to attend to my cattle affairs. I would like to come out to Cal. and see you also the country I suppose you have got a good country there for stock


Crete, Neb.

Date Original

1880 Dec 13


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0382

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