Joanna M[uir] Brown


[John Muir]


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Portage, Wis.,March 2, 1895.My dear brother John:Several days have been allowed to pass since your letter with its important contents was received. But the truth is, I have scarcely felt equal to the expression of my feelings to you.The experiences of the past few years have been so overwhelming that sometimes I feel too confused to understand my own feelings. But one thing I do know -- that no twenty-five dollars ever was more welcome. Surely the Father Himself must have inclined you to the kind act. Yet I cannot deny that there is a good deal of sadness mixed with my gratitude.What is to be the end of all this -- I cannot tell. But I am determined to trust to the end, for if I were to give up my confidence that "all things will work together for good" and that all will end aright, I would give up all heart and cease to try to make the best of what I have.Pray for me, my brother, and believe me,Gratefully yours,Joanna M[uir] BrownI believe I will enclose one of Walter's letters, so you can see about how he feels.


Portage, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.5 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 0867

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