[Sarah Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


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(2)of being mislaid. I could not answer your letter at once, as I was not prepared to answer your questions in regard to [Mother's?] afrairs, as I went to [illegible] the final opportunity to see David, knowing that he understood more fully how she stood in regard to money matters. he told me that you had already written to him, also to Mother, and that he had sent you all the required information. mother is looking real well just now. her manner of living is simple, and easy. she is like you, she must have her [illegible]and milk in the morning, goes out to dinner at an eating-house kept by an Edingurgh Scotchman near her home, and for supper she takes just a morsel of something, or often nothing at all, thinking she can sleep better without it. so as not to disarrange her plans, we(3)send C[illegible] to dinner at the same place, with her, and I prepare, and send in provisions for her other meals. she has a washerwoman come to the house when required. so you see Mother keeps house in the easiest manner possible. You said you had not heard from Annie for some time. My last letter from her [illegible] the most cheering account of her health that we have had since she left us. she says she is decidedly better, she coughs much less frequently, and is no longer hoarse. also she feels a little stronger, and hopes to gain in that direction much faster when the weather is so that she can spend more time out of doors. Anna had letter from her last week she thinks she will be able to go to [illegible] City


Port Hope, Wis

Date Original

1884 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0041

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Page 2


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