Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
Nov 2. 1890
Dear Brother John
Last eve another proof of your unceasing kindness: has come to hand. I have recieved the check of $50 you have sent me through [Payot?] Upshaw & Co. Many, many thanks, dear John. Ere this perhaps you have recieved a letter I wrote you about a week ago telling you of the sheep left in John's care. We are so glad he has got something to do that will not take him away from home. Harry is working
a few miles from home & Johnnie is helping his father & May helps me. Johnnie likes it here he is so fond of animals & pets. May thinks it very lonesome there is no house in sight there was one but it has been drawn off as many are leaving. The oldest settlers selling out, or now & again & the homesteaders most all go as they 'prove up.' I suppose you are still very busy shipping grapes & writing too. I hope you are all well. We are all about as usual I have been more
nervous lately. Winter will soon be upon us it is quite cold & frosty today love to all write a few lines when you can
Yours as always
1890 Nov 2
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Reid, Margaret Muir, "Letter from Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid] to John Muir, 1890 Nov 2 ." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1971.
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