D[avid] G. Muir


John Muir


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[4]Jno Reid says he owes you Nothing The last time you Sent us money Dan got $100.[underlined: 00] of it at your request They had a party a week ago at Magie’s (specialy invited) & just in the middle of it her Son No 2 made his appearance & Shortly after the party broke up. Now this is an argument Either for or against parties as you will. There has not been any at our house for 2 ½ years & shall hereafter be afraid of such gatherings Sarah & family are well as are all of the family I suppose you think I am a poor correspondent I have so much writing that I have to do I am very apt to neglect those who can be put off but in a short time when I get time I write try to write you a letter Write soon & b[illegible] me You [illegible] love D [illegible] [illegible] Muir


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1874 Dec 16


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0237

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Page 4


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