Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[4]spare and boarded with me under the circumstances I have been obliged to put it [in?] that way, though at first I had to force myself to do it, things had always been so different, and there was always so much of everything in the shape of food when we were all together on the farm) well she staid the next winter, and when she found she would have to be in Portage last summer she thought she would like rooms on the ground floor and enough of them so that she would be more comfortable during the warm weather, then July and August she spent in the Country, in Sept Anna who had been teaching014893 [5]one of the city schools and staying, or boarding at home was married, (Louie would tell you all about it when you come home from Alaska as I told her about it at the time) she always insisted on paying her way as she called it Even her marriage expenses, when she was [gone?], I did not know which way to turn, David said I need not worry, but it seemed terrible to be dependent, even for a time, I carried the matter to the Lord as before and sooner than it seemed possible and in the most natural way, things seemed to be arranged so that it was possible for me to go on comfortably again.01489


Portage, Wis.

Date Original

1891 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0065

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Page 3


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