Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[2]can get something out of that land, how glad I shall be to repay you, how, or when that day will come seems to be all uncertainty at present, but it is in good hands, and I just leave it there, trusting that brighter days are before us, and that each of those who have lent a helping hand to hold the property, will get their own and more. There is one thing that has not been in my mind when I have written to you before but probably David or John Reid has mentioned it, before John Reid moved his family to Kansas David came to me with papers that John had had made out ready for me to sign deeding one Section of [3]the land to Maggie, and she or John I forgot which, deeded the house in Crete to me, they hoped to sell the place before they left, but up to this time have been unsuccessful, I suppose it was simply a matter of convenience for them for the time being until John was able to settle his business. David is just as much buried up in the Store as ever, they have rented their house to a relative of [Ette’s?] have reserved pleasant rooms for themselves and board with the family in this way Ette can help him in the Store, to much better advantage than anyone else having been there so long she understands the business02068


Portage, Wis

Date Original

1891 Feb 24


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0093

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Page 2


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