Joanna [Muir]


John Muir


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[Nov. 29, 1860] Decem 1860 Dear Brother John Daniel got the letter last night and we was all very glad to hear from you I did not intend to write to you till I received one from you but as you was so anxious for news from home I thought I would write. pa and Ma and Margaret went to Portage and brought a Bureau and Bed and a Barrel full of Dishes and a great many other things for Margaret. has there Been any frost or snow where you are there has Been lots of Both here P[illegible] Got Both of his cars [illegible]. we expect Sarah and little Anne and little George over to stay with us for a few days little Anne can talk pretty well now [illegible] and George is a poo[illegible] thing and she calls you [illegible] Uncle John and she says uncle John is far away in a R[illegible] expect you will come and stay with us a while when you go east we will all be glad to see you there is no [Sunday?] school in grahams district now so I go to Midland again. David sold little Br[illegible] to Jamie Balentyne. now for some thing [more?] there are a great many mad dogs rond and it is dangerous to go out and some of our neighbors has kild there dogs is there any mad dogs round where you live. on thursday Pa and David went to Portage and first when they had got in there was a man came down the street crying fire fire fire for his house was bur ning and all the people run and David drew water from a well till it was dry and he says the woman looked very much frightened and the hous was very badly burned and when they were in Portage they brought a great Big pig the Bigest pig I think that ever came in to the [house?] it is about ten inches deep and one of the [illegible] is seven inches Brode. three hundred and thirty pounds and one half weight and it is very fat and Pa brought home some wheat for seed too. now John I am sure if your are home sick I am John sick for I am sure I am wearying very much to see you and so is Mary and Anne and we are all wearying for a letter John how do you like to live in a city after living in the woods so long I would like very much to come and see you and all of us I hope you will soon write me a long letter and tell me how many miles you are from home. Margaret thinks a great deal of her little singing book


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Date Original

[1860 Nov 29]


Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 20.0 cm

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