Marg[are]t [Muir Reid]


John Muir and David [Muir]


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[1] Hickory Hill Dear Brothers John and David I am going to fill up Joannas paper if I can but am hardly able to write I was not able to do my work so I though I would spend a few weeks in visiting and let John batch it I spent about a week at Sarahs and have been almost a week here but I am going home Sunday with [illegible]ilnord French to do my work John finding [it?] took too much of his time to boil his potatoes and fry his pork my nerves are miserable and I have such hard nights I am good for nothing day times. You tell me the clouds will pass away some time although [tis?] long I will live in hope and if it does not I hope I may have supporting grace while here and be fitted to meet you in that blessed home where sickness never enters. boys pray for me I think I have said toomuch about my troubles but boys you know my failings I will try and write you something else tomorrow. Oct. 5 Mary and Anna birth day fifteen today, about the age I was when I came to America what changes since 00278


Hickory Hill [Wisc.]

Date Original

[1861 Oct 4]


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 38.0 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0223

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