John E. Varnel
Madison Wis Oct 18thMr John Muir Esq Prairie Du Chine Dr sir I received your favor last evening and was glad to hear you were well and had found good friends this morning finds us all well and in good Spirets and I hope this may find you the same our friend Kerby is still with us waiting for a letter he appears to be content and says he [wont?] go till he does get a letter on account [of?] money Moariah is still with us but will leave us tuesday send her best respets to Mr Muir Now friend Muir about our thermometer I think I have found a man that will take hold of it with me if he can see a pattern but he is a careful kind of a man and wants to see through the
1860 Oct 13
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm
Reel 01, Image 0069
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