Maggie R. [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


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[2]of this state last winter but we expect her home this week & john he started last thursday with sheep for the Chicago market we have had rather unusual cold weather, for about four days this week and two or three nights there was thin ice on water out of doors I am afraid that a good deal of the fruit blossom will dieI suppose you have heard about Sister Annie being so sick. Pneumonia must be terrible in the weak state of her lungs. I hope she will soon be much betterWhat great changes have come to some of our families sicne we were with you poor Katie is now through with her terrible suffering[3] who would have thought about the time we were married that Katie & David Galloway. would have been thr first to go before us weatker ones but it is well that we do not know what is before us, the best thing we can do is to have faith in our kind heavenly Father & trust Him with all that concerns us.I am glad that Mother & Sarah has made up their minds to live together mother is to old to live aloneFather has had his hard time too Joanna says he has been so weak a few weeks ago that she had to


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1885 May 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0246

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