Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[difficult to read handwriting]sometimes I think it seems like wind, and sometimes it seems like some bid [illegible], but there is no enlargement, there is a good deal of throbbing, sometimes on the left, sometimes forward and lower, but always somewhere on that side, it sometimes seems as if there was a [illegible] inside, causing a burning pain, and when more than usual ([illegible] both up and down and [around ?] to my back a feeling of helplessness in the whole side from my [illegible] to my toes: a year ago when I was so terribly overdone my side was as bad that I could not walk through this floor without holding on to things as I passed (and was quite lame, and then I was so [illegible] and stupid. It is only at times [illegible] it is so very bad. still I have had to spend a good deal of time in bed this summer and [illegible]a good deal more waling is one of the things I cannot indulge in so that I have [illegible] confessed to the house it always makes [illegible]sometimes [illegible] a little. [Leaning?] down, when my side is bad my kidneys are often affected and my heart at times seems to beat very [illegible]. but I suppose that is from weakness. I have


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1885 Oct 13


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 05, Image 0499

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