Mary [Muir Hand]


[John Muir]


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[2]deem long and weary to you, had you seen and heard nothing of each other — How kindly the good god mingles light with shade, sunshine with showers that come to us. Often and anxiously I had thought of the precious brother far away from us all-on so perilous an expedition, and invariably a comfort came to me in the thought that the same kind and tender care ever over and about you in all of your mountain expeditions, would still protect and prosper you — How glad I would be to see you in your home, and glad to[3]see you in our home We shall hope to be so blessed some day. How is your darling baby? Give her kisses from her auntie Hand My boy is 17 month old, as rosy cheeked. Merry and happy a little one as is ever fund. We think and up to all sorts of pleasing pranks — Poor dear Joanna suffered most keenly in the loss of her little one Sister Sarah washed and dressed the wee darling that morning and left it and Joanna looking unusually well and cozy, She came to our house and went from


Phillips, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0756

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