Louie [Strentzel Muir]
Edward and Coleman seem very cheerful and are doing well on the ranch, they mended the windmill and keep the tank full of water. Timmie Choi and Keng are at work. The road & poll tax collectors came the day you left, and the other chinamen all went off to the city. Joung worked only 2 days, so the ranch is very quiet. Mr. Van Trump sent you a pleasant letter from Yelm. The Century sent part of the article for the September No. calling it "Features of the Proposed National Park." Father is ready to start to Martinez, so goodbye, today O my beloved, God bless you and guard you.Louie.Martinez, CaliforniaJune 25, 1890.My dear husband, No word from you has come to us since the morning you left San Francisco, and your letter and instructions from Victoria are still far off somewhere in the darkness. We can only try to wait patiently till the returning steamer brings messages from Glacier Bay. Oh John, Alaska seems farther away, colder and mistier than ever before. Perhaps the winds & storms of this month, will be worn out by the time you reach the grand Glacier and then you may be satisfied, with sunshine and soft
1890 Jun 25
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0539
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