Sarah [Muir Galloway]


[John Muir]


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[2]the difference as much as we do here, we have not had such a cold winter in many years, it has been intensely cold, and so long continued. we have had very cold weather for about three weeks, but this last one has been the worst of all, two days ago in the morning the thermometer showed 32° below zero, the next day a degree or two higher but things were as badly frozen up in the house today a little better, it has been a big job just to keep the fires going and yet the meals, besides trying to keep warm. but just before the worst weather commenced I changed off my old heating2[3]stove that was badly burnt out and yet a good new one for the dining room, that I can do some cooking on as well, so now when the weather is so cold I can prepare all we need without going to the kitchen except on baking days. That is one of the comforts I got for myself through your kindness John.Hiram came to town today and called in a while, we were asking how the children were getting on, if Kenneth went out these cold days, he said yet, he comes out to the [house?] where I am going chores and one day he looked up in my face and said Papa, something is pinching my02542


Portage, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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