Louie [Strentzel] Muir
Thou hast given to my care, help me to be patient and trustful, to abide in the light. I will not doubt any longer. God and his angels have held us in their care these many years. I will pray to them, and keep the faith that they will not now forsake us. O John, do not for a moment follow the Captain against your own real impression and judgment. From the first, I have been comforted by your unwavering faith; and so long as all seems good and righteous to you, dear, I know that not any thing of evil can overcome you. Captain Millard and his wife came to see us, day before yesterday and we all feel very grateful, both to them and to you for their coming. It made the Arcticworld seem nearer and less terrible while we talked with a man who had lived there for a season, and escaped through storm and wreck. He will leave for the Arctic next week, and he kindly offered to carry anything we could send to you. Monday, 8 o’clock. Have just heard that Captain Millard may possibly sail tomorrow morning, so I must send this letter to him, this morning on the 11 o’clock Arizona train! Last night I received your two Oonalaska letters, sent per stmr. Dora, arrived in San Fran. Saturday night. In these only you wrote of the money to be paid to Mrs. Hooper. I will send it to her tomorrow. There was $285. of the Scribner money. Mr. Upham brought me $100. I received only
1881 Jul 24
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