Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]
[in margin: 550]
Portage May 1st 1891
Your birthday letter long delayed I hope will now reach you with all the blessings and comfort and love to you and your family that our Saviour is willing to grant The dreadful Grippe has been upon me for three weeks – but I am now able to sit up for three or four hours in the afternoon and hope to get well
Sarah took the grippe too but is now getting better she has a girl from the country taking care of her and to help Grace with the work Both David and [Ette?] have been very kind often staying with us until twelve at night I hope Margt & John & family are all well now I do not like to send you this tale of complaints but with hope to send you tidings before long of much happiness
[Annie?] Muir waits upon me and does all she can for my comfort although she is not very well herself I do send sincere love to all and will hope for a letter before long
1891 May 1
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Muir, Ann Gilrye, "Letter from Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir] to John Muir, 1891 May 1." (1891). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 71.
Reel 07, Image 0135
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