Maggie R. [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


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[4]neighbors have cattle ranches there, I do not like the idea of spreading business so farI had a letter from Mother a day or two ago she seems to be pretty well. but said that there was nothing encouraging to write about Katie or David Galloway Poor David it tires him to walk across the floor now he has sent John some of his money to invest in property here for [Sarah?], what great changes in our family since we were with you. Sister Anne keeps writing good news about her health. I hope she will get well I supposed you have got your house and ranch all fixed to suit you now, how I would like to take a walk with you [&?] Louie and see all your improvements& then go and see the Dr. & Mrs. Strentzel once more I hope they are well [question mark?] and now with much love to them & lots to Louie & Wanda & your self I am Your Sister Maggie R.[in margin: Remember me to Mr. [Magce's?] folks also to Mr & Mrs [Sweet?] when you see them & please write soon MR.] [1]Crete Neb Sept 3 rd 1884My Dear Brother JohnIt seems a long time since I have had a word from you & I am hungring & thirsting for a letter to know how you all area. & how you are prospering. I think some of my letters must have been lost, as I think I have sent two since I have heard from you & you have always been so prompt heretofore. . I was thrown out of the buggy on my right shoulder & arm about four weeks ago. and can write very little at a time as it is quite weak and painful yet, especially in


Crete, Neb.

Date Original

1884 Sep 3


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0120

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