Dear Sister Emma:
Do not be alarmed at seeing a letter from me. I have often realized that I ought to write to you but you know how easy it is for house-keepers to be poor correspondents. but as the present occasion give additional
reason why I should write I gladly do so. Doubtless you are wondering how well I am, I am very well considering all things - and have no fear as to coming events further than that the little being may be very little and very frail, still we will hope for the best, and a short-time now will tell the story - Our little people are in the best of health
and Willis is feeling better than he did a few weeks ago, He has hardly been relieved from boils in all this time but they are coming smaller and smaller - How is your family? I hear so little of you that I wish you would write a sort of history of yourselves - or maybe Anita will find time for something of this kind during her vacation - and I should be very
grateful - and perhaps she might include an outline of Annie Reid Waterman's wedding, - I received wedding cards - Now Emma dear may I be so happy as to receive a few lines from you? I have just passed a week in bed but hope to dress today - There has been no relief from my difficulty
With much love to Dr. brother - I remain lovingly;
1889 Jun 17
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Muir, Mary, "Letter from Mary [Muir] to Emma [Muir], 1889 Jun 17." (1889). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1821.
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