Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
Crete, Neb. Feb. 10th, 1888
Dear Bro John
I thank you for your great kindess. which I can never repay.
I received your letter saturday with money order enclosed for 100 dol for which I thank you. I hope I can return it soon. May those more prosperous days you speak of be not long in coming- if they ever do or do not I shall always feel that you did all you could to bring them about.
It is something new for John to lie awake nights worring about his affairs. or anything else. but if all this trouble be the means of
bringing about a new & better state of affairs_ it may- be for the best_ an however little we possess, when we are able to say we "owe no man anything" I shall be grateful & happy.
And this world is not all.
I hope this will find you all well. I am afraid from what I hear that you will be tempted to work too hard on your book
Love to Louie. and all the rest.
1888 Feb 15
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Reid, Margaret Muir, "Letter from Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid] to John Muir, 1888 Feb 15." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1749.
Reel 05, Image 0986
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