John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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2& I am sure the changes will prove of much behefit every way. The small trip around the old home neighborhood waked him up to some semblance of his old joking laughing witty self & everybody remarked the change I had compelled in him. And besides the benefit to himself in this Nebraska trip I convinced him that he would never again see father alive unless he made his visit this year. As he is very feeble & confined to his bed.I mean to stop in Chicago one or two days to inquire into & observe the front business & see whether arrangements can be made to market the bulk of our products there in the future. In the4 meantime3Anna will be resting by the way at Crete - or Lincoln I expect to return by way of Portland to save money as I can get half rates that way from [illegible]. If I can find as cheap a way & more direct by the other routes I shall take it in preference to going so far round.I was down at Poynette 13 miles S of here two days ago visiting a cousin & had a good time talking geneology etc & old times. I have made a long visit & must make haste home to work. hav been regarded as a great curiousity here & have been called on to recognize about a thousand people that I had never heard01195


Portage City, [Wisc]

Date Original

1885 Sep 19


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0449

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