[Joanna Muir Brown]


John Muir


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[4]all you say is certainly true but certain it so that however distorted his views of a true Christian life have been and however much unhappiness they may have caused his friends, he is in his own way sincere and one day he will awake to see the truth in all its grandeur, in all its purity. You inquire of mothers affairs — I think you know that father deeded to her the brick house which she saw fit to sell for $1200 and rent a smaller and cozier one. accordingly she has the interest on this money, the uncertain rent of the two small[1]Jefferson Ark. May 30, [illegible]8.Dear John:-Your letter concerning father was duly rec’d and your later one came yesterday, Before writing you again I have been waiting to see the result of a little plan of Walter’s I think I told you before that father had hoped to work among the colored people here and had not found the opportunity such as he expected, and so thinking that something in this direction was the


Jefferson, Ark.

Date Original

1882 May 30


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0846

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