David M. Galloway


John Muir


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[2] all the motions [hee hee?] Sarah is scolding me for telling you but you know John it is only when her feet is cold [he he hee he he he he?] Did you get the advertisement of that nice little Farm in the Town of Buffalo, well I have the Bills pretty well scattered over Marguetto Dodge and Columbia Counties, but I am afraid it will do no good as regards me selling, and yet there is a good demand now for real estate on account of the uncertainly of the currency. capitalists are investing largely in good land and those who sell out are ready with the money to buy a- -gain, I came across a number wanting to buy when I was out with my Bills, who said it was all very good on paper, but that I could not give a warranty deed. for the first wind would take the half of it over the line fence to my neigh- -bour, very well I said that was a great advantage for I got the half of my opposite neighboours, and we had always new land, it was as good as the approved system of rotation of crops. But joking aside I am making my arrangements for another crop at least and am very glad in the prospect of having you to help me in harvest. I need not now make any further arrangement, because I am[3] willing to give you as much as is going; I shall not have much corn this year, but if I have not sold before I intend to break a few acres and you might get a little job at grubbing. but if not we will expect you to come here and "rusticate the inter- -vening time time till harvest, my winter wheat looks well yet and I expect now that it will live. I would like to come down to Roignette this summer as your Father took my Bills in that neighbourhood having business there anyway. it is a long time a- -head yet but I think we can arrange to meet there; Sarah will need all this room so I close by wishing you good health and happiness, and may you be so guided that when you are done with all your walks, and studies here, you may receive an abun- -dent entrance into that everlasting dwelling place where there is no more care and anxiety is the heartfelt wish of your fellow pilgrim David M. GallowayDear John you know I said as much as if we might be down to Madison this Winter but shortly after New Year the little ones were both taken sick with diphtheria it was a long time before they looked anything like themselves again, indeed if they had been well I doubt much


Fountain Lake, [Wisc]

Date Original

1863 Mar 2


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 27.0 cm

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