Dave [David G. Muir]
the first month. 1 get $18 for the next 5 months, and $20 for the last 3, making $150 for the last 8 months, with board and washing, the former of which is tiptop.You know I have sold my oxen, and am quite free again. Ask D. Y. Abbott why he doesn't write once in a while. Tell him 1 want a Dutch and English dictionary, i.e. a Dutch-English, English-Dutch one. Ask him to let me know if they have any good ones, and how much it will cost. If he can't get a good one tell him to send it, and tell me what it cost, and I will send the money. You see, John, I have improved in my writing lately.Write soon and all the news. And remember Portage City. Goodbye, dear sir, says,Dave [Muir]
1862 Nov 15
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