Julia Merrill Moores
[John Muir & Louie Strentzel Muir]
012593no more ["on earth" stricken out]. But in our talks he has told me how he longed for Heaven. How he yearned to behold Jesus_ and how many times he could scarce wait to see his Mother - his own Mother who died when he was three years old. Heaven was a seal to him - as earth> and yet how he loved to live_ & with what fervor he did live! _ Of ever I was in doubt or trouble. I had only to write to him. and he helped he. he told me what to do. Ah. This life would be too hard to live if it were not for our friends. I thank God for them daily. I am writing more than I means. I do not want to tire you- only to thank you for 01259 4for all your kindness to my child while she is so far from me. She did want to show her brothers that she could support herself but it seems she cannot find the opportunity near you and I cannot bear to have her go away off to Southern Califor nia. I am like a person with but one foot or hand without her. I want her home again. My boys are well and send love. How they would enjoy your children! Merrill wishes to be remembered to your sister Annie. Kiss the children for their father's friend. I wish we could hope sometime to see you all here. Do you remember that I have some of your botanical specimens in keeping? Sisters Kate & Mina would send love if they knew I was writing.With much love & Many thanks-Julia Merrill Morres
1887 Mar 20
Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.
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