Sarah [Muir] Galloway


John Muir


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01647 [2]after he draws his first months salary, indeed he has always sent her a little as he could, but it was very little, and sometimes much needed before it came. As soon as Joanna let us know how matters stood both Mother and I, let her have some money until she could be supplied, then your generous order came to help her through the hard place, and so altogether the cloud has lifted, the more so as she now expects to move to Philidelphia in a few months and so the family will be united again and that is the best of all as the separation has been long and [weary?]. I am ashamed to see how long it is since I received[3]that good, kind, letter from you, I see it is dated Jan 13 and is full of Kind words, and wishes, and it also brings to my mind that I have never thanked you for your christmas remembrance, You are always doing so many kind things. I wonder if I shall ever be able to do other, then to thank you with words “though the Lord knows they are heartfelt. It will be a glad day for me when the Kansas land increases in value and can be sold so that I can repay you as far as money goes, but your kind thought for us all and your loving, ready help in the dark days can never be repaid. We have all got along very well the past year and


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1893 Mar 28


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0900

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Page 2


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