Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

Annie [L.] Muir

Transcription

Martinez, Jan. 1, 1896

Sister Annie.

David came over day before yesterday with all the notes mother gave him when he gave her the house & I got out the three you & mother gave me & we counted up the whole indebtedness interest & all & found it amounted to $3016.43.
Now David says that the priceagreed on definitely for the house & lots between him & mother was $2600, but because he had planed a $500 mortgage on the property he refuesd to take more than $2100 with the understanding that the balance $500 would be allowed when the mortgage was lifted. Therefore the balance due you is $416.43. He agreed to send you $100 at once, in case you should be in need & to send the balance, & lift the mortgage as soon as the inheritenace money arrives, then all will be square between you & him. As to whether $2600 was too much for the house & lots is not my business nor yours. it was the prior agreed on between mother & David. I have no reason to dought that David has kept a perfectly true & complete acct from the beginning. Tursting you will now be satisfied & wishing you a Happy New Year & all the family the same I am ever your brother John.

Location

Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Jan 1

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0019-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0019

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see https://www.pacific.edu/university-libraries/find/holt-atherton-special-collections/fees-and-forms-.html

Owning Institution

John Muir National Historic Site. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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