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
Mary[an?] will write by & by
1862 Nov 5
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.5 cm
Reid, John, "Letter from John Reid to John Muir, 1862 Nov 5" (1862). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1115.
Reel 01, Image 0433
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