[Sarah Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


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01128(4)next month. Maggie is there now she started a week ago, taking Johnny with her, she intended to stay two or three weeks. she has been feeling very [illegible] for some time and John thought the visit would do her good. Joanna says Father complained of so much weakness in his back and limbs that he lies in bed nearly all the time. You ask about the chances for selling out, I can hardly tell you, [illegible] of us [illegible] has bought a farm a f[illegible] miles from us, the other one thinks it better to sell his own property in Milwaukee first, and then is so much on the market just now, it is slow work. last week David has had bills printed and put up about the [town?] and country, whether that will help to hurry [illegible] or not, [illegible] to be sure, as [far?] as we can see it.[1]Port Hope, Wis. Feb 10th /84Dear Brother JohnYours of Jan. 14th was received gladly, and it [really impressed?] me to hear that you had thought of visiting us at this forsaken time of year, rmembering that you had planned otherwise, but I assure you, your face would have been a most welcome sight, and I sincerely hope that the next time you see an opportunity, nothing will occur to hinder you. The article you mention must I think be the one we missed in teh book you sent us and must be an interesting one. I am very sorry indeed to know that you had to [illegible] so much of your precious time searching for that [illegible]. I have wondered since, how many other things may be shared the same fate,


Port Hope, Wis

Date Original

1884 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0039

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