John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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02101[1]Portage, June 12. 1896Dear LouieYour telegram arrived a few moments after I had sent one to you telling that mother was better. But she is still very weak & unable to sit up. She eats well however & we hope that as the weather is fine she will gradually recover a little strength & remain with us another year. We are by no means sanguine however. For it is very hard at her advanced age to gain what vital force is once lost. A few days will show whether there is to be loss or gain. She has taken plenty of nourishment & seems brighter today. & shows no sign of biliousness. the cause of her last illness. I have been sitting


Portage [Wisc.]

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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