on a fresh trip and may be gone till November — We have had another letter from Willis quite an in- teresting one Mr MC- was here to tea the other eve- he is as majestic as ever, we call him Prince Daniel but I suppose he will not remain many weeks long. been to church again. Katie was here to tea on Davids birthday.[in margin: [best guess Gone] to Mrs D — and May.]  July 13. 76Dear Mary mine How do you do, are you well and are you happy? How I wish I could kiss you tonight and say something good to cheer you, are you working very hard? Not too hard I trust. I hope your efforts are being prospered. How does your sew- ing progress?16 [in square box above envelope: 16][on envelope: 7/13/76 Joanna Miss Mary Muir Madison Wisconsin] Now my dear [deleted: I] what more shall I write save that our plants are doing magnificently and the Glo[illegible]ina has blossomed beautifully By the way, Mother says that you and I can have that lace vail with which to adorn some lace scarfs for you and I, I have got the netting for my one16
Now shall I tell about myself. I think you would see quite a considerable difference in me were you here, for I am really a good deal better and most of the time am quite encouraged I have been out at Sarah’s a second time and enjoyed it more than ever as I was feeling better, By resting a few times I walked clear to the other side of the sheep pasture, down where the well[envelope covers text] Also to the mo[envelope covers text]  14thSarah has been in [ envelope covers text: to-?] day and Annie just returned from a weeks fruit [envelope covers text] ning as we have fresh supply. Sarah would like to hear from you. We had a letter from John with a new picture of him- self. It is a side view and is perfect ly handsome. he looks noble, he has just started and shall wear it as it is, until I can have it trimmed. Now Mary please write to me soon and tell me all that is in thine heart Mother sends her love, (Father is quite pleasant) Most affectionately & devotedly your sister Joanna.[back of envelope]
1876 Jul 13,14
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Muir, Joanna G., "Letter from Joanna [Muir] to Mary [Muir], 1876 Jul 13,14." (1876). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 351.
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