Mary M[errill] Graydon
01653288 [Central?] Ave.April 24th, ’93.My dear Mr Muir –Mr Riley was here a week ago to get your address – [&?] I [supposed hes?] “returned thanks” for his book – [illegible] he “[illegible] more than [any?] things he has in his home”. Among his treasures, are his [war?] [illegible]. & some things he [illegible] from Washington City. I think of you on your birthday – which was also Merrills — Kate’s last letter tells you are going to Europe - & I write to remind you of your promise – that you 016532[would?] never come to Chicago – without coming to Indianapolis – so within the next two weeks, we will look for you. it is an awful trip across the continent & you must stop & rest here a week. Your last visit served as an inspiration, lifting me above the cares, & strifes & worries of life. so much for [illegible], congenial-society, & good [illegible]. Come agin, & I’ll see you have a breakfast [illegible] luncheon with [Dr?] C[illegible]. Your last visit [must — find?] your friends here [illegible].
1893 Apr 24
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.
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