Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


[Farm?] Feb 16th 1868

Dear Dan[l?]

I think the time long since I had a letter from you, I wrote to you in Dec and have not yet received any answer, but perhaps there may be a letter at Portage as it is two weeks since we were there. I have also sent you a messenger - I hope your good health continues. I also hope you have made a good use of those long evenings that are just [illegible] [illegible] have you had any letters from John lately. I am very anxious to hear of him about 3 weeks ago David received a bo[illegible] of [illegible] from him but there were no letters I trust a [illegible] [illegible] will

watch over him and bring him home in health when he is tired of travelling. I have not had any letters from him for a long time I don not know [illegible] he has get over his sickness or not. [Mary??] has been here for a week and had some good sleigh rides [Joanna and I?] went to visit Sarah yesterday and found them all well and happy. David has been very busy [illegible] [lumber for a barn?] and [illegible] with out men often lately [illegible] the sleighing is now good- Joanna has been expecting a letter from you for a long time you will surely write soon she cannot get to school as -

the snow is very deep she is very lonesome Annie's school term will close in three weeks, then we expect her home for a time, she has 43 scholars and gets along with them very well. Mary is still attending to her studies at Portage and expects to [illegible] during the summer months If you have had any letters from John will you write and let me know all about him - say where you thing he will be I have wrote to him twice but I think he has not got them. I have not had any letter from him since the one I told you about - it was dated Nov. I am afraid he has had

as long a sickness as you had last summer and so far from home. I hope you are getting on with you business as well as you expected both pleasantly and profitably - May God bless you and keep you ever in the right way is the earnest wish of your affectionate Mother


[Hickory Hill, Wisc.]

Date Original

1868 Feb 16

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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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