Spring Vally Ranch Collyer Kans Dec 22nd 1888
Brother John Muir
[Recd?] your draft & many thanks to you at the present time.
The Mortgage will come along in a little while I will have to send ti to Wis for Sara to sign. as the land is all in her name.
Will be awful glad to see you in the spring. in hopes you will see for your own advantage to buy a half interest in this ranch.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a happy New Year is the prayer of your humble servant John Reid
Dear Brother John
We feel very grateful to you for your kindness. I am so glad you are coming to see us. & hope nothing will occur to hinder you. I hope Louie has got well & that you & the 'little folks' are enjoying good health. You see I am still here in Kansas. I feel as I ought to go home soon but do not like to leave John with so much house work it takes so much of his time. I am feeling much better & the children seem to be getting along all right
Kindest regards to the Doctor & Mrs Strentzel wishing
them & Louie & the children & yourself a pleasant "Christmas" & "Happy new Year' May Heavens best blessings be yours. Affectionately Maggie
1888 Dec 22
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Reid, John, "Letter from John Reid to John Muir, 1888 Dec 22." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1801.
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