Annie L. Muir
 in different ways. and so long as I had this sum I did not feel that I could ask for any - and at the same time I did not feel at liberty to sepend this little sum, leaving myself entirely bare, without the possibility of earning more, perhaps-
Furthermore, Joanna proposes making the world in general and our family in partic- ular, a little breathing thinking Christmas present-and as I can not think of leaving her at so interesting a time, I think all things considered I can
 Kansas City Mo. Nov. 13. 1884- My Dear Brother: Yous of October 11. reached me less than a week ago. by some delay - hence my appar- ently tardy answer to so kind a renewal of your off-repeated invitation to come to you for the winter-
It is said that a Scotch- man rarely does change his mind-or reconsider,
 perhaps a Scotch lassie is more yeilding, or reason able, or something else-- Now all this preamble means just this As the cold weather ap proaches I find myself shrinking from [struck out word] it with [illegible]sensative- ness-I have, too, already contracted a severe cold which has re[illegible] my cough, and altho. I think it to be only temporary, still it increases my desire for a more genial climate; and this added to my great desire to see you all, and your
wonderful country has led me to tell you all the reasons I had for relinguishing the [struck out word] trip in the first place; and I asure you that the act will, or rather does involve the laying aside of a good deal of Scotch independence not with standing the fact that you have so freely, and in so brotherly a manner told me to let you know if I needed money. The case stands thus: I have just $200.00 (Two Hundred Dollars) of my own, which I have earned
 hardly leave here before Februrary - Now perhaps that will be just the time when you will have made your visit here and be ready to return
Will that be a safe desirable time to travel? I am exceedingly sorry to hear of your failing health. Fathers health has been very poor since the first of September.
Joanna sends love to you both and Ethel sends this * kiss to Wanda- With much love to all I am as every your sister Annie L. Muir
Kansas City, Mo.
1884 Nov 13
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22.5 cm.
Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to John Muir, 1884 Nov 13." (1884). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1575.
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