Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


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[2]old clock that had served us so well came down to the floor with a crash and is in such a broken up condition I have not tried to get it mended. When I feel able to go down town I will use your gift toward putting another in its place and as I take note of the hours and minutes I will often think of your kindness.We had no Christmas gathering this year, as I have been sick. indeed I have not been very well since I was so ill last spring. About a week before Christmas I was much worse and later, was confined to bed nearly a week. I am pretty well again and hope to[3]to be about as usual soon. I have been utterly unable to take up my work in the old way and have found it necessary to keep a girl, as things must go on regularly, to keep everybody comfortable.You ask me to tell you how Joanna is getting along. It proves to be as you suppose, that Walter is not very successful, we hoped that when he commenced the new business he is engaged in, that he would do bettter, but I suppose he will be better able to tell next summer. Sometimes he is able to send plenty to keep the family comfortable and then again money comes very slowly.What you sent her last came01916


Portage, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 0717

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