Sarah [Muir Galloway]
Love to all your happy family & to thee & David. The circumstances of my life since I last bade you farewell have wrought many changes in me, but my love for you all has only grown greater from year to year, & whatsoever befals I shall ever be yrs affectionately John Muir ———— perhaps I should have waited until the book was in print, for it is not absolutely certain that it will be accepted by the publishing houses. It has first to be submitted to the tasling critics but as everything in the way of magazine & newspaper articles that the old pen has ever traced has been accepted & paid for I reasonably hope I shall have no difficultly in obtaining a publisher. The manuscript has just been sent to New York & will be reported on in a few weeks. I leave for the mountains of Utah [deleted: in a f] today. The frayed upper end of the pen was produced by nervous gnawing when some interruption in my logic or rhetoric occurred from stupidity or weariness. I g[illegible]d the upper end to send the thoughts below & out at the other
San Francisco, [Calif]
1877 Apr 23
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 27 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0527
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