John Muir


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


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[1]I sincerely wish you all much of happiness in your new home Yours in brotherly affection John Muir Indianapolis Ind May 1866Dear Sister Sarah, I am always glad in- deed to hear from you. I was not at all aware of the extent of my indebtedness or you should have had letter for letter at least, and I feel sure that you know me to well to fear that I shall ever neglect Sarah's letters; so marked as they are with warm sisterly affection & regard. I feel truly grateful for all the good cheering letters that come from home to greet me in this great tumultuous town, and I cannot feel sad or altogether alone while I feel myself to be the objectI feel bad to think of Maggies' trouble I wrote her a letter lately If she can remain there long she has more of firmness & strength of mind than I thought she hadof so much anxious & unselfish solicitude. I am glad to hear that David had bought a farm. You are now within an hours drive of a permanent market and I feel sure that you will make more money, and in an independent way on your farm. And now David if you are within hearing let me advise you to make this your fixed home & beautify , im- prove, & make it in all respects home as fast as possible. I have studied the whole matter carefully and though I have not room to write my thoughts, I will venture to say that at your time of life under existing circumstances you cannot do better, It is true that I am myself but a You must send me a lot of these photographs you speak of


Indianapolis, Ind

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1866 May


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

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