Joanna [Muir Brown]


John Muir


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[2]we do, he is no more able to take care of himself than a little child and yet he says he will rent some rooms and board himself. The reason he gives is the old one — he can do so much more good there as he can go into the market and see so many people without traveling about. No reasoning concerning his inability can make the least impression on him and we are completely at a loss to know what to do, for[3]it does seem out of the question to let him go. Walter has eleven hundred dollars of his money in his business which, by the way, with a promissory note for two hundred, and two small houses in Portage is all that remains of his earthly possessions and at present we are hindering him from going by telling him that it is inconvenient to let him have the necessary money but of course that will not last long and if we should [illegible]01066


Jefferson, Ark.

Date Original

1882 Apr 22


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0816

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Page 2


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