[Ann Gilrye Muir]
Daniel [H. Muir]
Portage Wis. May 16 1882
Your letter of the 12th [illegible] is received, and brings good news I am glad to know that you are all well and that business is increasing – and also that you have sold your farm, as it did not suit your expectations — In regard to the money I may say that I have no immediate use for it – as I have not yet found a suitable house or even lot but am looking out all the time and as you can send it any time on ten days notice -
-you may still continue to use it Building goes on here very briskly, and property of every kind has advanced in value very much this season David is now having his house much enlarged , so they will all feel more comfortable his health is much better than it has been, but I wish he could have a long vacation this summer. I am glad to know that they are all well at Crete as it is a good while since I had a letter from there Joanna seems to be quite well pleased with her Southern home, but thinks she may come north during the hottest months
Your father [illegible – page torn] restless already, although he thought that the climate of Ark. was the best he had ever seen “I wonder if he will never settle”. The house I ocupy is a good brick one, on Conant Street not far from the business part of the city containing five rooms with pantry and kitchen the rooms are quite small so we think we are rather crowded, we have a flower garden in the rear as large as I want to care for – Blessings unnumbered surround my path – for which I am thankful to the giver of all good With much love to all and hoping Gods blessing rests upon you all.
I am affectionately Mother
1882 May 16
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Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from [Ann Gilrye Muir] to Daniel [H. Muir], 1882 May 16." (1882). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 704.
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