Margaret [Muir Reid]


John Muir


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Jeddo Wis April 27th/62 Friend John This morning John I thought that I would write you a few lines along with the rest I am gone every day up to the nursery selling trees while the season last. Everest requested me to stay one month from the 7th of April to the 7th of May I have been three week now. I am selling trees more or less every day for D. S Wood worth & H. B. Eveerest. There will be from four to five thousand trees sould out of the nursery this year. The farmers here are all busy putting in the seed I have got mine all in except 3 or 4 acres. Your father will be done to morrow there will be a good many who will not be done next week, the season is very short for the farmers to get there crops in it makes them grumble some there is not much of anything going on here in particular. we have got a new minister here in the place of Jones I think he is a very good man a man that is calculated to do some good I have heard him once and liked him very well he brings out his idea very clear and plain so that any one can understand him he is going to stay 3 month anyway and if the people like him and can raise enough to support him through the coming season he will stay I hope they will for there is great need of one here to stir up the people. now John I must close so good by and be a good boy. John Reid


[Jeddo, Wisc]

Date Original

[1862] Apr 24


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 19.5 cm

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