Sarah [Muir Galloway]


Daniel [H. Muir]



six oclock and works untiringly the day long. He has bought forty sheep from Daniel and seems much pleased with the idea of having them to care for. I do not see how he can undergo so much fatigue, and feel as if this way of doing must stop before a great while but he does not seem to to see it in that light. I suppose you know where all of the girls are and how they are getting along. I had a letter from Mary. She seems to be enjoying herself first rate. I trust she will be able to get a thorough knowledge of the be[illegible]ches she has so set her mind upon and that she will [receive?] as much profit from them as she expects. She has some obstacles to surmount but I trust will come out brightly in the end. I have had no letter from Annie yet but expect to hear from her soon. I presume you have heard about the terrible outages that have been perpetrated in


Portage just think of it Dan - all of this to have happened so near us. Joanna is boarding at Bradley's. I do not think she would be able to enjoy herself much for some days. I understand that Abraham Spain is going to [illegible] Mr Bradley and some others to give an account of themselves but whither he will be able to make anything out of it or not I do not know. So Dan you are realy going off to the medical school, well my dear brother I trust you will study your business so thoroughly that when you come out as Dr D. [H.?] Muir such poor mortals as I may be able to come to you with confidence trusting that with your profound knowledge you will be able to give us something that will [illegible] to our comfort. I hope you will be quick about it too fore I have been feeling my need of advise from such a personage very much this fall. When you begin


practice are you going to pull teeth I tell you I have had some sad experience in that line this summer when you undergo as much as I have in that way you will be able to feel for others when you take those terrible instruments of torture in your hand. But soberly Dan my very best wishes for your success. When have you heard from John I have had no letter from him for some months the last I heard of him he was as far up the mountains as he could get for snow. he talks of going to Central America and Europe when is he coming home? David hired a boy for three months this fall and started off with John Reid to buy cattle for shipping to Chicago the first car load proved rather an unsuccessful speculation and David has returned quietly to farming again. John is going to try it again however he says he must do something. Maggie's health is much about the same she does not seem to gain much. it is very lonesome for her John being away from home so much. Do you ever hear from David or John Gray now. David sent us his marriage cards this summer I think the lady is from New Orleans I suppose he is still [Editor?] of the Courier. Now Dan sit right down and let me hear from you as soon as possible remembering that I am as ever your boring and affectionate sister Sarah


Mound Hill Oct 3rd /69

My Dear Brother David,

After waiting for months in hopes of receiving a letter from Mich - I am going to console myself in writing to you. I very often think of my brother Dan and wonder why he does not write me once in a while Do you know that you have not written me a single word since you left home. now just sit down and think how long that is, and I am sure there will be a letter forth-coming. I was over at Hickory Hill a short time ago. Father and mother were usually well but the house seems so still, all of the girls being gone. Still Mother seems to enjoy herself pretty well she has a good girl and nothing in the way of work to disturb her Father has had a very sore knee it kept him confined to the house about two weeks. he is as busy as ever again, up in the morning early breakfast about


Mound Hill [Wisc.]

Date Original

1869 Oct 3


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



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