Annie L. Muir
[in margin: From aunts about Grandmother Muir illness]
Portage, Wis. June 18. 96
I write to you hoping that the Doctor is on his way to Portage by this time, as I have just sent him a telegram with the advance that his money matters will be taken care of as Mother's case is most critical and we want him here at any cost; as he might save her to us a few years when no one else can.
Sometimes she seems a little better and, in a few hours all looks discouraging.
She ask for "Dan" repeatedly, "Has he come yet" she repeats.
We all looked for him in the 2.15 train this afternoon, & her disappointment and ours was great, when he failed to come.
I re-enclose the money order thinking that if he borrowed money in case you could return it; or could use it in any other way you see fit. In any case I thnk the order will have to be filled there and if returned, an order on the Portage office will be necessary. Perhaps I am mistaken.
She seemed worse this afternoon and I had to call Dr. [illegible] in. He seemed to think some of her symptoms improved but on the whole spoke very discouragingly and our
hearts are very heavy. Still if the Lord sees best we know she will yet be restored. He says the damage [illegible] weak heart is great. John started for Boston yesterday morning feeling sure that "Dan" would be here in a few hours. He fully intended to hand him the money for his return trip but did not think of saying so.
Sarah is starting for the office so will close in haste with love to you & the children.
Pray for us
Annie L. Muir
1896 Jun 18
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Muir, Annie L., "Letter from Annie L. Muir to Emma [Muir], 1896 Jun 18." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 782.
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