D[avid] G. M[uir]


John Muir


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[2]As we have not been at Portage City lately we have not got your books but expect to get them this week. In you second letter you [merely?] mentioned Mrs Mitchell's name, saying that you had told me about her before, while you did not tell us a thing about her, so I think you must have forgot. Andrew and Charly Reid are to be examined tomorrow night for teach by Mr Birdsall, and if they get their certificates Andrew is going to teach at McMahon's School-house and Charlie at Russel's. William Ennis is going to teach at Grahm's again. Now I guess my pile of news is exhausted so I will have to stop and make room for the others. I want you to direct a letter very soon to David G. Muir himself. So Good Bye your brother JJM _ _____________________________________________________________ Hickory Dale Oct 14My Dear Brother I came over here yesterday. I thought I would put in a few lines too the main thing is to tell you to be sure and write me often if you can spare time, I shall always be very much interested in anything that concerns you tell me all the news mind I hear there has been great excitement about your clocks and I am very glad you are prospering so well and are so comfortable where you are I heard your letter last night and was glad to hear you are so well in such a bustle I will not write any more just now but I will give you a long letter after I hear from you good Bye John from your very affectionate Sister SarahDear John I too am glad to hear of your prosperity but especially that you are so well John I dreamed the other night you and your mills was come back but ah no twas only a dream but John I would not be so selfish I hope as wish you back when it is better for you to be away


Hickory Dale [Wisc.]

Date Original

1860 Oct 14


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 39.5 cm

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