John Reid


John Reid


John Muir


Buffalo Wis Nov 5th 1863 Friend John We received your letter and was glad to hear of your welfare, we are all well or about the same as usual Maggie [Keeps?] on about her [illegible] way although the last 4 or 5 days past she has not been quite so well, Anne is beginning to run about now growing finaly. Eward Cripps if going down to Madison to day I gave him $10 to give you. the other fifty Dollars I think I can give you unless I should be drafted and then I think that you can get it, still things may turn round to be different than I expect. I had to let David have fifty Dollars, I think John that I can let you have it anyway. I have got 260 busel of Wheat that I can sell. David & Sarah was over they are well David says that he is going to advertise his farm for sale. Arch McDougal has sold out forty acres for $800, also his brother has sold to, we are ploughing and has been for the last 3 week and have about 2 weeks more to do if weather permits, we had that [illegible] chap David our clerk up here last Monday he looks fine quite Smart he has him out for [illegible] months more to forbes five month for 18 Dollar

per month an 3 months for 20 Dollars he said that he saw Kate last night. so you see John sparking must come in course. I hope you are looking out for the one that you talked of give my respects John (much speed) Please write John about a washing machine Margaret I suppose wants to get one Please write when you would like that money or part of it John it is Nine oclock and all the folks are in bed and I am going to so good night and be a good boy and take care of yourself

John Reid

Mary[an?] will write by & by



Buffalo, Wis[c]

Date Original

1862 Nov 5


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0433

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