John Muir


Mary [Muir]


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[2]Hickory Dale 1000 ft above the sea. January [illegible] /65Dear John We are pretty well but are fast growing weary of the many changes which now seem to be of daily occurrence . We now live in a room made in the upper part of the barn next the orchard we[illegible] by an outside stair It is hard carrying up the wood & water Once I slipt and fell with an armful of burr oak firewood and sprained my [weeping?] sinue. The cattle live in the house now - the cows in the cellar - the horses on the first floor & the sheep upstairs[3]Nan will not go past the cellar door but we do the best we can The apple trees are dug up and planted upon the cold rocky summit of the observatory where I am sure they will not grow well The cattle do not stand the severe weather well this winter - they stand drawn to- gether like a dog licking a pot Aunt Sally is married and Lowdy Graham has the whooping cough Write soon or sooner from your Sis MaryP.S. Carrie Muir has enlisted and David is very angry


[Meaford, Canada]

Date Original

1865 Mar 5

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