[Ann Gilrye Muir]
[Wednesday?] Sept. 29, 1881Dear Mother,Glorious news today from the far, far North! Our beloved wanderer is coming home! Safe and well, through all the perils of Arctic seas and storms and [deleted: cruel ice] terrible ice-fields – he comes with rejoicing for he has looked at last upon that wild mysterious realm of the sea-King, Wrangel Land and now he is satisfied to come again to the clear sunshine of his South land home. Perhaps he will be here before October is half gone, and then how gladly I shall send to you the swiftest lightning word message 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 Johns family [words deleted] 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 over [deleted: all] the future that I can now see. Surely [deleted word] in all the wide world there will be no woman more blessed than I when I have [deleted: once more] my husband and our baby once more safe and well by our own fireside. Dear, dear Mother, if only you could be her to welcome your [deleted word] beloved son!06099
1881 Sep 29
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