D[avid] G. Muir


John Muir


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[2]money of any [illegible] except what she earns. She boards Mother Annie Joanna & her three children & a young lady who attends school & receive sufficient therefore to to get a living & her clothes also Grace’s who helps her do housework Joanna did want to find other quarters but I persuaded her to try and live with Sarah for the sake of helping her They all live in my house for which I charge her no rent & keep telling her not to consider it a debt I guess Annies money is all used she makes considerable money by selling fish scale jewelry to the ladies. [Manufactured? by a Miss Moore her health is very fair & Mother helps her when she is in need. Joanna is all right Walter Sends her plenty of money so she pays her way in no stinted manner. Walter & his Bank has passed the [crises?] & is making money, with a bright prospect.[in margin: 01506][3][letterhead][in margin: [2nd?]] Portage, Wis. ……………………………….189… for John Reid & Maggie you know all about them. You wrote me to send [them?] some money last year but we were very hard pushed ourselves all of last year. the hardest I ever was. Ever since Jno Reid left Portage I have paid his life insurance for Maggie’s sake in case anything might happen to him, which with some other things I paid for him amounts to about $1000.00 beside this when he wrote me in desperation in Dec 1889 I [borrowed?] $500.00 & sent it to him. I never could decide whether to charge this to you or not because you wrote me not to send money for the land but for Maggies necessities


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1891 Mar 4


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0109

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Page 2


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