[Louie Muir]


[Ann Gilrye Muir]


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[2]then how gladly I shall send to you the swiftest lightning-word, that your heart also may be comforted. Two of John’s letters to the “Bulletin” have just now come, and there may possibly be another to-morrow evening, which I will at once forward to you. Afterward when the extra copies come, I will send to the others of John’s family. O what a burden of dread has been lifted from my heart by these letters. How beautiful the world seems again, and there is no shadow in the future that I can now see. Surely in all the wide world, there will be no woman more blessed than I[3]when I have my husband and our baby once more safe and well by our own fireside. Dear, dear Mother, if only you could be here to welcome your beloved son! I can almost see his look of surprise and intense joy if he could look upon your face when first he leaves the icy waves. California is only a five days’ journey from Wisconsin:- do you not sometimes think of coming, in our blossom-time, to behold the wonderful Yosemite, and the beautiful Sierra forests that John loves so well? How glad I should be to give you a true home-welcome, and to thank you in more than words for the


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1881 Sep 29


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0702

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Page 2


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