Dav[id Gilrye Muir]
Martinez, California, August, 7th, 1887.Dear brother Dan. We all congratulate you on your marriage, which was not un- -expected, & we hope that much happiness is yet in store for you in this every-changing world.Our little Helen has been very sick but is now nearly well again. We now know what the agony of the loss a child is for we had lost hope for a time of her recovery.I am all nerve shaken, & lean as a crow louded with care work & worry the care & worry will soon wear away I hope but the work seems rather to increase, certainly this is more than enough of it to keep me out of mischief forever. Besides the ranch I have undertaken a big literary job an illustrated work on California & Alaska. most of the 01273
1887 Aug 7
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 05, Image 0846
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