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Thumbnail image of the 1st page   Title: Letter from Robert Muir, Jr., Salina, KS, to his brother in Sparta, IL
Author: Robert Muir, Jr.
Date: March 5, 1870
Type: manuscript
Physical description: 1 sheet (2 p.) ; 5 x 5 in.

View the original letter: pages 1, 2


5 March 1870 Salina

[Written on the top margin sideways] write and let me know if it comes all right.

Dear brother,

I send you this note to inform you that I received your money from Mr. Jones. He did not have the use of it quite one year. It amounted to 218 $ dollars interest and all. I sent you by money order 150 $ dollars today and will send you 150 $ dollars more on Monday which will make 82 $ dollars more than is coming to you. Please give the 82 $ dollars to Mr. James Anderson as part pay on the colt I got from him. The balance and what I owe father I will send as soon as I can. There is little chance for selling wheat yet. Money [is] hard to get in consequence. Brother James is well pleased with his horse. The gray mare has been lame a little of the right hind leg, but is about well again. I have never worked either of them yet. The horse is doing splendid. Crawford has been offered 180 $ dollars for his mare. I will close by saying that I have had the ague but am better again. We are all well. Love to Father and Mother.

R. Muir

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