[on envelope: Joanna 4/18/74
Miss Mary Muir, Madison, Wisconsin]
Racine, Wis. Apr 18, 1874.
Your poetical article arrived in due time and I doubt not would reach Oshkosh in season. I am most heart- ily thankful to you for your faithfulness after all my nervousness & poutiness, but we all knew a long time ago that you was a jewel of the first water. I did not write sooner because I wished to tell you when to expect
me, and now you may look for me at Madison Friday of next week (and this is Saturday) which will be the 24th I believe. I did not ask you which depot I should come, but as I suppose west depot is the most convenient you may look for me there now dont fail to come as I should feel lonely enough. My eyes are still quite weak and Dan is sorry that I cannot stay all summer as he says it is necessary in order to cure me, but I must make the best of it
as it is absolutely necess- ary, for me to be at home I have given up all thoughts of teaching and Annie is going to commence the school on the 27th I have been having a very nice little quiet visit here, Have been to the Green house and got some nice little plants to take home. I hope you have been able to get your business all straightened out by this time, and are feeling a [underlined: little] more at ease. I am antis- ipating a very pleasant
visit with you, and hope I shall not groan all the time I am there as I did the last time. The folks here all send you abundance of love. And now may say darling goodbye for a little while.
1874 Apr 18
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Muir, Joanna G., "Letter from Joanna [Muir] to Mary [Muir], 1874 Apr 18." (1874). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 269.
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