[David G. Muir]


[John Muir]


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I was glad to see your picture I will send mine but they cant make good photographs here. I will send a daguerro[2]seen and met Mother several times, and mother would not speak to her, nor look at her. At this she felt so grieved that she cried whole nights about it and concluded that we had better give it up I don't know how it will end but we wont give up if I can help it Please to write soon and tell me what I had better do about it I hope you wont expose me nor make mother angry, but I want you to help me I am still in Forbes store and will continue untill harvest unless I am drafted. I am cashier now. I get twenty dollars per month and board & washing besides. I guess you had better follow me this harvest again I wont be able to go quite as fast as I used to I am afraid Remember to call at the store the first place when you come to town Father has moved away up by the depot about 3/4 miles from town What do you think


Portage, Wis[c]

Date Original

1863 Apr 11


Original letter dimensions: 23.0 x 19.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0511

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