Dave [David Muir]
Portage Jun 9
Dear John I have just received your letter and hasten to answer. I am well, and all the folks except Maggie she has had a hard time of it I suppose you heard that she had got cold and was down sick; very sick too. When do you intend to begin practicing medicine. You are much needed. If you know how to cure the prairie itch I wish you would prescribe for me, for I have it bad (the prairie itch) and have tried Sulphur and Cream of Tarter and itch ointment and I aint cured yet. Give me a receipt instanten if you please
I enclose you ten dollar if you get it please let me know. As for my co[illegible] matters they are all right We have taken a d[illegible] stand for the [illegible] you have not the slightest idea of how much we love each other. As for waiting "two or three years," we would as [illegible] be in purgatory for [illegible] Mind and call a F[illegible] Store when you come to Portage if you come before the 10th of July. I like being Cashier first-rate. You had better harvest with me again. We were all [illegible] yesterday I expect to be [illegible] good bye [illegible] Muir
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.0 cm
Muir, David, "Letter from Dave David Muir to John Muir,  Jun 9" (1863). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1139.
Reel 01, Image 0553
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