D[avid] G. Muir
Portage, Wis., Mch. 19, 1892. Dear Brother John: We made an assignment of everything for the benefit of our creditors last night. We had mother's money in the store, so I deeded my home (where she lives) to her, which makes her good, and I hope she won't worry too much over my misfortune. Really, I've had such a hard time in the story, such hard pulling to get through after so much worry, that I feel relieved, although I have nothing. Mr. Parry is entirely to blame. He owes the store $9,522., i.e. he has drawn out that much more than I have. He had a state office at $2000 per annum. He agreed to put it all in, but he drew out more than he put in and last year was a bad one for us and we lost money. I've just been to Mother's and told her all about it. She says she is glad I am out of it for my own sake, and takes it philosophically. Well, I'm in want of a job. I don't want to stay here. Ette wants work also. Do you know of anything I can go into and make money without capital? Are there any big chances in Alaska? Any offers or suggestions will be acceptable. Your brother, D[avid] G. Muir
1892 Mar 19
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.
Reel 07, Image 0489
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