Louie [Strentzel Muir]
8that grandma is daily growing stronger & that all goes well The first word I have had from you since leaving home. I enquired at the Park P.O. & at Livingstone & at Portland just before leaving these places without finding a word. Tell my Wanda that Ill soon be back to her, & be careful never to talk in any other than a light cheery way about me to her. Also grandpa Galloway has just been her to see me. — David Galloways father. He is 84 yrs old & still quite well & wide awake to general news & interests. How cool the weather is & how green the grass & how small the trees look & how low the hills. Nothing high enough for a land mark. & how lavish the flow of water in the streams. Dont make Wanda fret about me. Take care of your health as you value your own & the happiness of us all. Tell the Doctor I am obliged to him for the kind way he is bearing my burdens [in margin: & with love to all & from Mother & Sarah I am ever yours John Muir]
Portage City, [Wisc]
 Aug 30
Original letter dimensions: 41 x 13 cm.
Reel 05, Image 0400
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