John Muir


[Sarah Muir Galloway]


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[Sept, 1860]If you should come to Madison at any time I will expect a kawl you shall I assure be entering welcome Im beginning to weary sorely to see you all again Id willingly bid goodbye for an hour or more to Madisons pretty icy mountains A lady has an extra ordinary amount of long faced sober scheming and thought to get butter and bread for their bodys The whole affair will soon be wound up May we [show?] ourselves faithful servants whatever be our job that when the trial days are past we get the eternal reward through the merit of our Savior Jesus Christ How apt we are to forget him amid this exciting life game May God bless you all, Goodbye Write often Sarah Whither I write [or?] no these letters from home are like pieces of ice that I find among the hot sand Please give Maggie a read of this letter, with this bit it will do as well as a new one


[Madison, Wisc.]

Date Original

[1860 Sep]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 20.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0065

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