David [Gilrye Muir]
letter to me that I send any money I could spare as you had found a good field fro investment likely to be profit- -able to us both. I should like to send you a thousand or so. but I had to send $2000 more to Walter Brown to take up a mortgage that has come due on a house & lot he traded for, besides other expense - interest on $5000 mortgage etc. Dans $1000 yielded only taxes etc. last year so I have not much to handle in the way of speculations just now But that $500 that has been so long in the stores I think had better be taken out & invested in something that will pay better. The interestdue me up to this time I wish you to give to Wilbur.I am sending some books for the children which I hope they will like, the pictures you sent are very good.When are you coming to see us & our Country A trip at this time of year would be a grand change for you the weather so bright & the flowers in bloom & the birds already thinking of nestingAnna I suppose keeps you all informed on the weather. I try to keep her from going as she has but little else to do.May the New Year be good to us all. Ever Your brother John Muir
1887 Jan 1
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 05, Image 0756
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