[John Muir]


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[4]to not seek to prepare yourself in too short a time, or at too small an expense of money or app[illegible] [illegible]. I suppose that after studying a while with a doctor that you could go through the requ[illegible] course [illegible] in two years, but you should be willing to devote a year or two to latin & general science. If you are ready for the practice of your profession in [illegible] in six years. You will be doing well enough. Set your mark high a Doctor ought to know a great many things, the [illegible] ignorant mercenary, back woods e[illegible]ians are as little worthy the name as any numbers of the [illegible] [illegible]- in the world. All that is required is knowledge, common sense, & manliness In regard to money you can always count on what I happen to have about me. I am not done with my travels yet. I may see you in one or two yrs


… two miles from La Grange Merced Co. Cala

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1869 Apr 17


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Reel 02, Image 0081

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