Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
April 8. 1889
Dear Brother John
I got home to Neb. two days ago. I tried to wait till John was ready to ship a few horses, but they are still unfit for market & the children were wearying so for me to come home. There is an event going to happen in our family which means much to us all, our dear Annie is going to leave us for a home of her own, on the eight day of May. & we will all be so glad to have you here - & delighted if Louie can come with you, & Annie wishes it so much, can you make your promised visit to as to be
here before that time? It is going to be a very quiet affair. They are to be married just before train time & start right off on a trip, for a week or two, & then settle down in Crete on the same street we live on, about four blocks away. I hope you are all well we are about as usual. I left John & Harry well. Johns affairs are the same only the Bankers did not shut us clear off as they seemed threaten J has put in over 100 acres of (or will have when it is all in) crops. I do hope we will have rain this year, to make it grow. we have had a very mild
winter, hardly any snow. Duncan [Reid?] is back in the States. & was married about ten days ago, don't know whither he is going back to Africa or not, did not hear hardly any particulars. I suppose you heard all about mother being sick but I am glad she is (of when I last heard) almost well again Love to Louis & the little folks, also the Doctor & Mrs. Strentzel We will hope to hear from you soon
1889 Apr 8
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Reid, Margaret Muir, "Letter from Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid] to John Muir, 1889 Apr 8." (1889). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1813.
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