Ann G. Muir


[Ann G. Muir]


Daniel [H. Muir]


1875 Portage June 29th

Dear Daniel

Another year has run its course – and we are spared to see another of your birthdays. I congratulate you, and earnestly pray that you may be spared to see many birth days and enjoy much happiness all your life long, I trust that the Lord will reward you a thousand fold for the kindness and care that you have bestowed on you sister Joanna — I would also thank Emma for all the kindness she has bestowed on her – during her long sickness -

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when Joanna left home I did not expect she would be gone so long – but I am very thank -ful that she is under your kind care, and I shall not soon forget your labors of love toward her. How very thankful I am that my family land is still unbroken although separated, still all are spared, which calls for much gratitude — Your father writes that he is well and has got his new brick house finished, and thinks of letting the frame one, he still likes Hamilton much better than Portage – he has just received a second booc of books and tracts from England to distribute – — I hope you all like your new home and I hope your business is prospering abundantly Davids health is much improved lately and all the rest of us are about our usual David Galloway has sold about 50 Dollars worth of strawberries and has still plenty here this summer John is again off for a month or two to his old home on the east side of Yosemite I think I would be very happy to see you all gathered around me once more – however it is very gratifing to me to know from time to time of the welfare of you all,

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I hope Emma and Birdie are both well we would be very happy to see any of you here My health is much better this summer than it was at this time last year but I feel the effects of old age more and more – this is what I may reasonably expect but my comforts and blessings are indeed very great – and then there is a bright beyond a happy home for the faithful I trust all of our names will be found written in the Lambs book of life in the [underlined: great day] that comes on surely May God bless you all is the sincere wish of your ever affectionate Mother


Portage [Wisc.]

Date Original

1875 Jun 29


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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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