Annie L. Muir


Annie L. Muir


John Muir



large audiences - We have not lost our faith nor our courage however, for "The Lord Requith" & we will yet rejoice.
I thank you for your Christmas present & for your good wishes for the New Year. May the Coming Year be the best you have ever had is the Prayer of your loving Sister

Annie L. Muir

P.S. My best wishes for a Happy New year to all of your family_ Grandma, Strentzel included



P.S. How would you advise me to invest my money when it comes?

[11 Jan 1897]



Portage, Wis. Jan. 11- 97.

Dear Brother John.

Your letter of the 1st gave me great satisfaction. And I cannot tell you how deeply grateful I am to you for your brotherly kindness, in this matter. To have this business settled to David's satisfaction--and to know that all of his dealings with Mother were just what they should be gives me great comfort; for Mother never understood the situation--or, if she did, at the time of David's settlement with her, she must have forgotten it immediately, for, as you yourself know, she was never satisfied about it and expressed many doubts. Of this David need never know anything further, as



it would only give him pain--But, Thank God, it is all made plain 'now and I am hartily glad & thankful.
You will never know what a relief the $50 which reached me last Tuesday from David, gave me. The taxes ($30) were due. That is to say, a fine would have been imposed if not paid within four days more and I had only $10, and was needing a cord of wood out of that.
I am all right now, and was able to let Joanna have $5 more to keep her along till she gets more from Walter or until we hear from Scotland.
Walter still writes encouragingly about his new business. & Joanna keeps up good courage


We, of the Baptist Church are in great tribulations for our new church building, which we had, with a great effort, been able to reconstruct out of the Old Presbyterian One, was on Saturday the 9th burned up. and is now a mass of ruins. I don't say burned down for the walls still stand they being remarkably strong & thick. And the rafters are still there & some or the roof but the sky can be seen through it.
The flames licked the interior clean. And the poor people who sawed & hammered and dug sand & made many sacrifices to build it are now without a Church House. Mr. Fawcett preached in the Opera House yesterday to


Portage, Wisc.

Date Original

1897 Jan 11


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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