Dave [David Muir]


[John Muir]


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Portage Jun 9Dear John I have just received your letter and hasten to answer. I am well, and all the folks except Maggie she has had a hard time of it I suppose you heard that she had got cold and was down sick; very sick too. When do you intend to begin practicing medicine. You are much needed. If you know how to cure the prairie itch I wish you would prescribe for me, for I have it bad (the prairie itch) and have tried Sulphur and Cream of Tarter and itch ointment and I aint cured yet. Give me a receipt instanten if you please00330


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

[1863] Jun 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0553

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