Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Daniel [H. Muir]



through him that loved us and died for us - that we may live for ever your father and Anna and Joanna join me in love to you and your wife. hoping to hear from you soon I remain your affectionate Mother


Portage April 4th /72

Daniel Dear

I received your welcome letter of Feb. informing us of your marriage I sincerely hope your union will be a long and happy one I send you both my love and good wishes - I wrote to you in Feby. about the sale your father intended to have on the 5th day of March - well all the farm implements - and stock were sold - and two days afterwards the quarter section with the houses and orchard were sold -


to John C Muhuffy - and John Madden bought the north eighty - and John Turner bought the west eighty - so on the 19th day of March we bid farewell to our dear old home - and came to Portage We rented a house on Cook street as our own houses were all taken up. We expect to move again very soon to one of our own houses - and when we get settled in will be glad to have you and your wife make us a visit - Your father had a letter from John a week ago - he is still writing and well - he has been writing about the Yosemite


for the New York Tribune - Anna intends to teach in Caledonia this summer - Your father is talking about going East - and I do not know whether it will only be a visit or not - he has not decided, Joanna thinks she would like to go with him - the rest of the family are well, but surprised that you have not wrote to any of them - I am glad to know that your business prospects are good - and I trust the Lord will gird you, with strength and grace for the battles of life that may lie before you. May you come off at last more than conquror


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1872 Apr 4


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File Identifier

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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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