Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]my new sister for your sake and for her own, May our heavenly Father fill your cup of happiness to the brim in all that pertains to this life and in the Rest beyond, prepare you a home among the “many mansions”. The beautiful spring has come again, it has proved a very busy one for us, David has a hired man this season and is doing a good deal of work. Anna and C[illegible] will be at home this summer, Gracie has began her first term of school - and seems to enjoy it so far. My health is about as good as usual again, I have no great endurance but feel thankful that I am so much better than I have been; I expect to go to Portage in a day or two, and stay long enough to make all of our folks a good visit[3]Maggie and John Reid were out here last week, John had just returned from Nebraska, where he had been for two or three weeks seeing about his stock. I believe the Company, have a [drove?] of between three and four hundred cattle now J. likes the country so well, that he talks of taking his family out there in a few months, I can hardly realize that it is possible they are going to leave us, every one of us will miss them more than I can tell but Dan – and his family are already there, and perhaps more of us may be there bye and bye. Do not be very long in writing to us John I am just longing for a letter from you, tell me what you are busy with just now, and when we shall look for you and your Louie, you known how anxious we will all be to see


Mound Hill, [Wisc]

Date Original

1880 May 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0173

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