Annie L. Muir


Louie [Muir]


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[2]which has been aroused in our little city and the surrounding country, by the failure of the [firm?] of Parry & Muir. People who have known David nearly all of their lives, and had perfect confidence in him, are ready now to listen to any sort of a report – even to reports which would prove positive rascality on his part – You will however hear enough of this when they reach California. And more than enough – Perhaps you can imagine something of the pain and mortification which this has brought, with crushing weight upon Davids honest heart and through him – in less degree – upon us all.[3]I need add nothing more on this sad subject. it is all before you – with the deep sense of loneliness which we feel in losing our last brother [from?] among us. John’s coming was a great help & comfort to us all. He cheered us up beyond what seemed possible under the circumstances. I don’t know what we would have done without him for it was hard enough [even then?] I was glad to see John looking so well – He is certainly much better than when I left California - - - [Ette?] has just been in to say goodbye to us – She goes to Madison this afternoon – will stay there with friends06168


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1892 Apr 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0541

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Page 2


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