Anne [Annie L. Muir]


John Muir


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Dear Bob how are you. Anna Reid can walk and got some teeth. this is Saturday So I aint at school today our teachers name is Miss waldo and she is prety cross. I suppose you dont know that Anna and George Manard is dead they died of the diptheria within a few weeks of each other. do you know that we had three days fair a while ago and so we did not have our school these days and Ma and Pa was in the hall and saw all the things there. Ma is so glad that neither you nor David and Daniel is [not deleted] drafted. from your sister Joanna G Muir Wis. fareyewell good-bye00310 Portage Nov 15th 1862Well John it is a long time since I have sat down to write to you before but it is longer still since you have written to me. We are all pretty well and I hope you are the same. Sarah and David were down last week they are all well to I believe. I suppose you have heard that they have drafted up in Marquette county and will be anxious to hear who are drafted there is none of our folks taken. I will try and get a list of the names to send to you. You may be glad you was not taken. How do you like Madison this winter or fall rather I meant to say. How do you get along [at deleted] with your studies. I like the school better then ever this winter There is going to be a vacation of two weeks in four or five weeks and there will be one in Madison too will there not. will you try to come home then if you can I am sure we would all


Portage [Wisc.]

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1862 Nov 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm

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