Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
Girls to send the numbers in which are your other articles soon. I have a discription of 'Hetch Hetchy Yalley' which you wrote after your first excursion through it in 1871. you had cut it from a magazine dated 1873, a long long time ago. I suppose you are as busy as a man can be in many ways since your return home (which I take for granted) as Louie told me in her very kind letter of five or six weeks ago, that she had got word of your having started for home. But oh try & go slow John you will work yourself out soon if you do not. I received the money you so kindly sent me just before you started for Alaska, and I thank you for your thoughtful and more than Brotherly kindness to me & mine. Crops are poor again this year, but I am so glad to be able to tell you that John has got a job which will bring us in enough to live on for a year. a Nebraska stock man who has brought or driven a large flock of sheep from Texas through this part of Kansas on their way to Neb has hired J. to care for & feed for a year about 1700 of them. They dipped about seven thousand sheep here.
1890 Oct 26
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