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Thumbnail image of the 1st page   Title: Letter from Robert Muir, Salina, KS, to his brother, John, in Sparta, IL
Author: Robert Muir, Jr.
Date: October 8, 1869
Type: manuscript
Physical description: 1 sheet (3 p.) ; 5 x 8 in.
Note: Letter mentions exhibiting at the county fair.

View the original letter: pages 1, 2, 3


8 October 1869

Dear Brother

My object in writing to you at present is to ascertain what the prospect is to borrow one thousand dollars from some of the moneyed men of Randolph County. Now as to what the money is for Mr. Campbell has offered his land for sale and brother Willie wants to get it the worst way. He was down night before last to see me about it and concluded that he would buy if he could borrow 1000 dollars from someone back there that would not need the principle for five years. He wanted me to write to you about it and tell you to see what could be done. He thought Bryce would know whether it could be had or not and you had better consult him on the subject. I hope, John, you will do what you can to get it for him as he is very anxious to get the land and it will be a very great advantage to his farm to get it. Write as soon as possible what the prospects are. In the way of news I have nothing to write, only that I am as busy as ever and scarcely know what to do first. I put in 35 acres of wheat. It is up and looking well and no hoppers to molest this year. I must quit as it is getting late. We are all well at present but liable to have a shake any time.

Robert Muir

Our fair comes off next week. I intend exhibiting 6 or 8 head of cattle and my sorrel filly. I don't know that I will get a prize at all, but some of the stock is pretty hard to beat and will show well, prize or no prize.

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