John Muir


Sarah [Muir Galloway]


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[4]-body that likes it as well as me I know you pray for me. Sarah and it is a comforting piece of knowledge I hope you are all fine and well David I would have wrote to both you and Sarah before now had I had opportunity I spent nearly all forenoon at Mrs Mitchells she and the children are pretty well Mr Mitchell expects to be home about the middle of November his health is quite poor fever and ague I guess you had not better answer this till I write again after I settle Goodbye David and you Sarah and Anna and George God bless you00240 [1] [Oct 1860]Dear Sarah I am in Madison tomorrow morning I suppose I shall seat myself in Mr Wirads Ice Road to be hurled to Pr du Chien Mr Wirad is an old machinest I am to have access to his books and tools I have had many other offers but stern looking Mr Wirad is my choice If I am at all able to lay down any particular plan for myself while at the mercy of so many chances and influences I might say that I mean to stay a month or two with this man and then steer eastward. I hope he is not a Catholic I noticed a cross on his droll looking boat I'm not bound


[Madison, Wisc.]

Date Original

[1860 Oct]


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0095

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