Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[2]were in, when last we heard of you[,?] I see you have heard of one of the vessels you were in search of, I hope you will soon hear from the others, what a sad sad story there must be co[illegible]ed with the history of those vessels, can it be that all are lost, Oh! John if some of the poor fellows could be brought back to their houses and loved ones again. I saw in the New York Tribune of last week I think an account of the route, of the “Alliance the vessel engaged in the same work the Corwin, also the plans put in operation for the success of of their work, if I can find the piece I will send it. I have not heard from Louie yet I should be so glad to hear if she and the baby were well, I intend writing to her soon, it must be a great trial for her to be so far from you, but I am glad to think she01025 [3]is with her Father and Mother, she could not have better s[illegible] under the circumstances. David saw Mother yesterday she has just moved out of the house where she has been so long, and settled in a [illegible]g little brick house, where I think she will be very comfortable for the winter. Sept [22?] You will see I have been hindered with my letter. I was in Portage last week and called upon Mother, the first time in the new house, I was delighted to see how very neat and cozy every thing was arranged, but Mother was sick some time ago, and is not feeling very strong yet, I coaxed her to come home with me, she staid a few days, and thought she felt better for her visit, Annie is a good part of the time at work at David’s Store. We are all pretty well here, working away about the old way, still if you were here you would see a good many changes, more perhaps then we realize


Port Hope, Wis.

Date Original

1881 Sep 14/24


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0696

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