James D[avie] Butler
Maidson, Wis. Feb. 10th 1888. John Muir, Esq.My dear Friend.Thanks to the post we can embrace one another from the ends of opposed winds. But we do not . Lest us close up the ranks_and the move as they grown thin.Three years ago last October, Gen'l [Abrord?] after long palsy - passed away. Nor was it long before his wife followed. News of his death reached me in Vienna._Joshua Jones I saw in W.Fork in July /86. He recalled your telepath- ic impulse to go in search of me. and our noncontre_ a truth stran- ger than fiction. I have published the whole adventure _ as I lay in my mind _ and wish I had your version_ of the impulse _ or [illegible] that led you to seek me _ me whom you had no reason to think to be at all on the Pacific slope.A year ago I went south calling in Nashville and Montgomery. In Florida I often thought of you there. My sojourns were in Gainesville,
1888 Feb 10
Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 20.5 cm.
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