[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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[3]The sun this morning is at work with its blessings as if it had never blessed before He never wearies of revealing Himself on Shasta. But in a few hours I leave this Alter & all its [squiggly lines] Well to my Father I say thank you & go willinglyI go by stage & rail to Brownsville to see Emily & the rocks there & the [illegible] then perhaps a few days among the Aurife[illegible] drifts on the Tuolumne & then to Oakland & that book, walking across the coast range [deleted: by] on the way, either through [4]one of the passes or over Mt Diablo. I feel a sort of nervous fear of another period of town dark but I dont want to be silly about it The sun glow will all fade out of me & I will be deathly as Shasta in the dark but mornings will come Dawnings of some kind & if not I have lived more than a common eternity already Farewell Dont [underlined: over] work that is not [underlined: the] work your Father wants I wish you could come a b[illegible] in the Shasta honey lands Love to the boys 00704


Sissons Station, [Calif]

Date Original

1874 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0241

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