Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]


John Muir


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[2]Yes I do wish we did not live so far apart as there are many things that weigh that are hard to make plain by letter I wish Business, some profitable business, might call you our way. I commenced to write to you some dayes ago when I re'cd the money, but as I expected John here in a few days waited till he has come, he seems to want to cling to the Ranch yet a while but as yet see's no way clear. Harry likes to stay there & a year from next August will be twenty one, he seems to like the notion of his Father putting some sheep on the place, for him to help take care of & when he is of age to give him 01420[3]an interest in them & in the place but he needs his fathers help to make a success of anything and also his experience as Harry knows hardly anything about the care of sheep. John has gone downtown to advertise the house for sale. or rent. times are very dull here and it is a hard time to sell property but I hope somebody may be willing to give us a fare price & for the present we will move to Kansas, it will cost less to live together & we can help each other better I thank Louie for her kind thoughtfulness of me & mine but please tell her that if ever our menfolks needed our help (May's & mine) to keep house for them & make & mend & C


Crete, Neb

Date Original

1890 Apr 28


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0459

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Page 2


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