John Reid


John Muir


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there is a great deal of sickness here this winter many are called to their long home. Sarahs two little ones has been sick but they are getting better, we have just got word that [Thorm?] Ennis & Jack are both dead & James Whitehead is next to it, John this was is an awful affair soon the time may come when peace shall be proclaimed how thankful we ought to feel that it was not our lot to go, and [illegible] [illegible] ever be while we live I feel contented to stay here and [illegible] wheat for your father for $25 per month and sleep with sound bones, your [father?] met with quite a loss the other day by fire he had about 488 bushel of wheat the same as $500 in the depot stored at will be clear loss to him except about 25 or $50, please write whether you want anymore money soon or not no more at present Goodbye John Reid00318


Buffalo, Wis[c]

Date Original

1863 Jan 29


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 16.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0481

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