Maggie R.[Margaret Muir Reid]


[John Muir]



& give my kind regards to Mrs Magee when you see her

And now dear John. May God Ever bless & be wioth you. May His presence be very near you when away from home. [stricken word] to protect, & keep you from all danger seen. & remember. & watch over the dear ones you leave behind. will be anxious to hear from you when you have time to write

Ever your affectionate Sister Marrie Reid



12 Crete, Neb, May 15 1887

Dear John

I had been saying to J.R. note very long before your letter arrived today, that it seemed a long time since I heard from yourself. & thought you must be very busy (& from what Sister Annie said, that you were not well. I am sorry. I hope a change will greatly benefit your health. I wish there was some mount St Elias or toher wonderful place in this direction. so the "ill wind" [had blow me guide?], and pray do not forget that health is the main object of your


jaunt nor let any wonderful exploration draw to much on your strength. I am glad Annie is well enough to go on a tear, or set cloaking [illegible] . and hope she will succeed in chicken farm -ing. Perhaps Cam (if he is still with you) can give her lessons in poultry raising. Tell Annie that Mrs Loas arrived home yesterday. from Cal. & she is so well. & quite fleshy I wish you all could have got accquainted with her. She is my near neigh -bor._ I do not know when, but I will live in hopes of seeing you all again some day thank you all for your


many kind invitations

The Ranch must look very beautiful

it is looking pretty here too now , such "living green" strawberries has been shipped in here from the south. for some little time now. we all enjoy about usual health. [stricken word] house cleaning has been the order of the day for some time, with Annie & I, we impress into the service some of the other members of the family now & again.

Give my love to Louie. Doctor & Mrs Strentzel. & kiss the wee lasses for me.

Love to Sister Annie.


Crete, Nebr.

Date Original

1887 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0822

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