Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


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[2]indeed all over the country. I presume you have heard of Fathers sickness. Mother says she does not think he was ever so sick in his life, he would not hear of any Doctor coming to see him so that the folks hardly knew what to do, as he seemed to grow worse every day, but Dan-came to see him and he willingly took his medicine the girls wrote I suppose every day and they had letters back as often with prescriptions. he seems to be gathering strength very slowly but I trust he will soon be well again. Dans visit was so short that I did not see him at all, he seems to be getting along un- commonly well, he has bought a house, and I suppose will have moved into it by this time. Mother says he looks worse and weary having to work so hard. David Muir has been very sick too, not being able to attend to the store at all, for some time, he has been riding out in the country a good deal lately which seems to be helping him greatly [3]The Firm, have bought a Horse and Buggy now and I think will not co[illegible] them- selves to business as closely as they have done We have had a long, pleasant visit from Mary the past summer, she was looking much better than she did the summer before, and seems to be enjoying very good health, she seems to be getting along very nicely at the University, and was looking forward with much pleasure to another years study, expecting to accomplish much in that time. I also had about a weeks visit from your old Friend Jane Mitchell, now Mrs Root. she looks very motherly indeed with her two little boy's, we were talking about you, and she said, she never could think of you as looking any other way, than you did when you run down the side walk in Madison with Jessie on your back and she and Mimmie after you with their pop- gun's, and they had such good times playing with you. She says she has no particular curiosity


Mound Hill, [Wisc.]

Date Original

1872 Oct 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0983

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