[John Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[3]David attends to the feeding & clothing of people. Your are going to feel the pocket & the pulse, & for varietys sake I ought to “way my head in a [poopit”?]. I think I might preach Nature like an apostle, but if I should enter an ordinary ecclesestical pulpit, I fear I should be found preaching much that was unsanctified & unorthodox. There are three of us, & we should have adopted the three professions, David, ought to have been a Lawyer. You a preacher, & I a doctor, for David is the most cunning You the most p[illegible], & I the most [illegible] I hope that you will push your courtship & profession to a successful issue, of the first I will say nothing as doubtless you understand the matter better than I do, but allow me to write a line or two [illegible] the profession of your choice


… two miles from La Grange Merced Co. Cala

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1869 Apr 17


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