Dav[id Gilrye Muir]
013402concerning the affair nor can I learn anything about the Kansas City investment wh was to have been "turned over" so fast & handsomely. This money business seems like a ratchet wheel that will only turn one way, that is away - never back this way. As to Willie he should be started in the way he would like to go in case he has any [illegible] like. If not then in any good normal way leading with fair labor & care to independence. The fruit business here is a good one - clean decent respectable & far removed as a general thing from starvation or anything like it. If he is willing to be careful, painstaking work hard (though not half as hard as we had to work at Fountain Lake & Hickory Hill in the grim sad [illegible] early days) & be content
1889 Apr 20
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0061
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