Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[6]Miss [Dates?] came to board with me and attend school then Joanna came back from the country telling us that Walter had been at Kansas City and had sent on her [goods?], he seemed to think it probable that she might have to be in Portage for some time yet and she spoke of looking for rooms or renting a house, so I told her that she might have my parlor and what rooms she needed up stairs if she thought she could be accommodated in that way and that Grace and I would do our best and get the meals for all, we have always done so for Mother and Aunt Annie as well, so every thing was013914 [7]arranged, she came in Sept. and has been here ever since, she seems to think if possible she may be with us for some time yet, perhaps all summer, and as long as things continue as they are now, we get along by being very careful, we all live comfortably, the only running debt I have is my rent, and David is willing to wait for it until something can be got out of the land. As things are now it is possible for Grace to be at home, she is only seventeen yet, is too young to teach school and it is a comfort for me to have one girl at home, she is good help and together we can manage to keep things going, Aunt Annie helps about01489


Portage, Wis.

Date Original

1891 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0067

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Page 4


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