D[avid] G[ilrye] Muir


John Muir


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[2]farge for a country place some 20 teamsWe are all well at present as are also the old folks Maggie is improving in health very fast this summer she hopes to come home in about six weeks as well as she ever was Business has been pretty dull this spring but we are all right and doing well enough for boys. Perhaps I have already told you that we have started a store in company with two other gentlemen at Bangor Wis near La-Cross[3]the names of the said firm is Parry Rebb Smead & CoDid I tell you that Viebahn called upon me last fall He spoke of you as the hero of the university he said they spoke of you their just as we are wont to do of Samson Xerxes Alexander Jack Robison & c. they have traditions about you I also saw a man from Indianapolis named Nichols who knows you well said he boarded with you sometime had a great many disputes arguments & discussions with you. He said also that you was a smart boy


Portage City, Wis[c]

Date Original

1867 May 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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Reel 01, Image 1068

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