David [Gilrye Muir]
[Daniel H. Muir]
[office of Parry & Muir letterhead]
Katie is holding her own & even seems to be gaining in strength. You ask what she is doing for it she has a [illegible] to apply & for her [stricken word] blood she takes back-thorn berries once a week. Thus 12 berries steeped so long [in?] drinks 1/2 of the tea [illegible] & 1/2 next a m
There is no fluid extract of [clover?] in town. is it [Clover?] or sweet Clover.
Her [breast?] is shrinking down smaller & smaller almost to a level with her body. The opening is 3/4 inch long U 2/8 inch wide close to the nipple [illegible] matter oozes out the flesh is bright red almost pink
sometimes the sore is painful but there is no pain in the breast [elsewhere?]. But the whole of it itches terribly by spells so that she has to bathe it & try everything until it stops
Suppose you write me a letter that I can show [illegible] & say that whether it is a cancer, tumor or canceous sore. or any other bad sore. The best out [illegible]apple[illegible] is so [illegible] & the beat time is so[illegible] & " blood [illegible] " " . . . Thanks for you interest in past letters. I feel as if you had wronged yourself by not keeping part of the $[100.00?] for I understood you had spent money on my place [Affectionately?] your bro David
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Muir, David Gilrye, "Letter from David [Gilrye Muir] to [Daniel H. Muir], [ca. 1884]." (1884). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1584.
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