Joanna G. Muir
Daniel and Emma [Muir]
as I have burned my finger it is somewhat difficult to write and so will close. Wishing you all (this now includes three) a merry Christmas I am most loving your Joanna G Muir.
Portage City Wis Dec. 22nd 1872.
Dear Daniel and Emma
Please accept my [choicest?] congrat- ulations in that you have become the happy possess- ers of so great wealth, May Heavens richest blessings rest upon the head of your little [illegible -----------------] she be a [illegible -------------] to her [Mama and Popa?] all the days of her life. Upon seeing so many initial letters I called all the
ingenuity which I poscess in trying to make out what her name could be, but could decide only upon the second which being J. of course signifies Joanna; I am much obliged for the honor and as I find it im- possible to enclose a dress in this letter please find in its place this pair of mittens which will doubtless be equally se[illegible]able. We are all as well as usual; Annie continues to improve, and is now out at Sarah's for a [change?] We are having terrible cold weather, and employ our time mostly in en- deavoring to keep warm
which is rather a diffi- cult matter - but no doubt you know it all by experience. I am very sorry you cannot be with us on Christmas as we antic- ipate a very pleasant time if it is not too cold We expect the three families here, which will make, with our own, quite a large party. As mother does not feel quite ready to write she sends her love, as well as best wishes and con- gratulations and says she will write very soon. You will perhaps have some trouble in read- ing this scribble, but
Portage City, Wisc.
1872 Dec 22
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Muir, Joanna G., "Letter from Joanna G. Muir to Daniel and Emma [Muir], 1872 Dec 22." (1872). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1503.
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