Louie [Strentzel Muir]
Portage April 18th 1892
I reached here Thursday night. The store is sold, & [guided?] by advice of David’s friends we did not buy – fearing trouble from creditors. David is greatly worn & distressed, & is threatened with inflammation of the brain. I will get him away from here as soon as I can. Mother, Sarah, & Annie were I find hard up when I sent the first fifty dollars I have them fifty a piece more when I arrived, & the next day your fifty
arrived – but I will not need to invest the large sum proposed in the goods or any part of it. I’ll be glad when the end of this miserable business is reached & I can get David away from here to anywhere Joannas three children are charming especially the two younger ones. She is living alone in a cottage & without servant. Ive had headache everyday & don’t feel well but nothing serious – wish the storm was over.
I cant say when Ill be home for there is not saying what some of [David?] creditors will do. I don’t know whether Annie Muir can get away from her engagements so as to go to California or not. Possibly [Ette?] may go. Our Annie is looking well – better then when she left California Mother Annie & Sarah are very grateful for your remembrance. Love to all
1892 Apr 18
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Louie [Strentzel Muir], 1892 Apr 18." (1892). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 158.
Reel 07, Image 0505
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