D[avid] G. Muir
W. T. PARRY. ONE PRICE ONLY. D. Q. MUIR.
PARRY & MUIR,
Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing,
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AflD CAPS, Ete., Ete.
Portage, Wis 189[illegible]
Mch. 19, 1892.
Dear Brother John:
We made an assignment of everything for the benefit of our creditors last night. We had mother's money in the store, so I deeded my home (where she lives) to her, which makes her good, and I hope she won't worry too much over my misfortune. Really, I've had such a hard time in the story, such hard pulling to get through after so much worry, that I feel relieved, although I have nothing. Mr. Parry is entirely to blame. He owes the store $9,522., i.e. he has drawn out that much more than I have. He had a state office at $2000 per annum. He agreed to put it all in, but he drew out more than he put in and last year was a bad one for us and we lost money.
I've just been to Mother's and told her all about it. She says she is glad I am out of it for my own sake, and takes it philosophically. Well, I'm in want of a job. I don't want to stay here. Ette wants work also. Do you know of anything I can go into and make money without capital? Are there any big chances in Alaska? Any offers or suggestions will be acceptable.
D[avid] G. Muir
1892 Mar 19
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.
Muir, David G., "Letter from D[avid] G. Muir to John Muir, 1892 Mar 19." (1892). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 152.
Reel 07, Image 0485
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