Sarah [Muir Galloway]


John Muir


[Dec., 1860]

And now John for my part of the story Elder Rounds did come last Tuesday and has tied Maggie & John as tightly together as their own hearts could wish I went over the day before Maggie Rodgers did not come perhaps on account of the long journey and the little ones. All of his brothers came except Henry & Charles and we had singing you may be sure, all staied till about 4 in the afternoon and than went off to accompany Maggie to her new home we had more [illegible] there Mrs Reid senior was there, and had supper prepared for the Company The Log house looked as cozy & comfortable as you could imagine and looked just about right with Maggie in the rocking Chair I guess John thought so too he seemed as happy as could be, and thought his good time had come at last David & I came away sooner than the rest as I left the little ones with Mother I asked David the next day how Maggie looked

they all left her, he said she did not seem to mind much, he said he had just been watching her to see how she looked that night he said if John went out anywhere she looked lonesome but as soon as he came in she looked up in his face and smiled and seemed all right again I have done ample justice to that part have I not John (I thought there was [one awanting?] John, guess who) you seem to have forgot that when you wrote your [part?] to us you told us not to write till you wrote again, that is why we were so long in answering yours I don't know what would give me more pleasure than scrambling with you to the top of the high ridge you spoke about. That is a first- rate plan of yours to set you up in the morning no chance for lying a little longer is there John. I saw that drawing of yours you sent to Joanne it is very well done I think Take a sketch of Pr. Du Chin if you can, and mark the house where you stay and then I can tap at the door every morning and ask for John if I choose we are all well here, write soon and may God bless you and prove the Friend that sticketh closer than Brother or sister is the prayer of your affectionate sister Sarah 00247

I hope you have received my last letter enclosed with one from Maggie and John Reid


[place unknown]

Circa Date

[1860 Dec]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0129

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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