[Ann Gilrye Muir]
I can almost see this [illegible] of [deleted: joyful] surprise and intense joy if he could look upon your face when first he leaves the [deleted: Sea] 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 [deleted word] 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 [deleted: giving to me] the precious gift [deleted: of] your son who has brought joy and steadfast blessedness to my heart and life However [deleted word] it be I trust that before many months we shall all meet together in the delight of a grand reunion: parents and children and grandchildren I long to see that lovely Fountain Lake where John first [deleted: felt] knew the charm of a fresh wilderness; and the exquisite water-lilies: how the blue eyes of baby Annie Wanda will shine over their snowy chalices![I?] [illegible] have been denied to California -
1881 Sep 29
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0706
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