Julia [Merrill] Moores
mournful tale of the ages - yet never for one moment have I grown weary of it - but love it as a type of its Maker. to my Soul it has given health & strength but sometimes I am afraid my body is almost worn out. I do not allow myself to think this often - for I must like [illegible] my children. Should I go - you will always love them I know.- God grant they may be all that father & mother have prayed they might be! I have not spoken this to any one - and everything that [underline: will] can do to make me strong - I shall do. I thank you again for all your assu rances of love for Merrill. I shall probably stay here thro' the month - and think you had better not send any more letters here after you receive this - but send to 170 E. [Mesville?] St. Indianapolis. If I change my mind & remain in New England this winter - I will let you know immediately. I have written to [M's?] uncle that if all deemed best Merrill could go to him at Salem in November  Nantucket 9th Sept. 1872My Dear Mr Muir. Last night's [mail?] brought me your kind letter of the 24th Aug. How much gratification I felt at its contents. I can scarcely express. It did me good like a medicine! Weak and worthless as I am, I climbed with you, to the top of Mt Tyell - the 13,000 ft. were nothing to me. I stood with you & looked off, and felt in my soul all its sublimity. I thank you for all you tell me of Merrill - & of the assurances you give me that he does not annoy you in your researches. I have been very much distressed lest his noisy talk might be a serious hindrance to you- but I will not let it trouble me any more.[in margin: This arrangement will give him about the same time with his Uncles he has spent with you. - I must not write more. [Janet C. send?] love. Affectionately Julia Moores]
1872 Sep 9
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