[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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02099Portage, June 11, 1896Dear LouieI got here yesterday at 2 o'clock P.M.When I was within two 2 hrs of Kearney I telegraphed ahead to Mary & she & Willis & all the children met me at the station. The train stopped on 2 or 3 minutes & I had barely time to rush out & drag Mary & Helen aboard before Willis could say boo.We found Mother very sick & low & Sarah & Annie said God has sent you But this morning mother is much better & ate a good breakfast & asked me all about you & Grandma Wanda & Helen She has been confined to bed only a day or two & seems quite bright & hopeful. Of course she was very glad to see Mary & me - "her ain bairns" as she sad. The doctor tells me that she is likely to recover from this last illness (biliousness) & live comfortably through the summer


Portage, [Wisc]

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Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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