James D[avie] Butler
My daughter's husband Snow is a nervous lecturer - and the outing that suits him best in both mind and body is a voyage. Last summer he was two weeks in Berlin - and means to be this. - Aug. 20 I hope to be at Sioux City and help lay the corner-stone of an obelisk for which money has been voted by congress to mark the first step of [illegible] advance into the Trans-Missouri. - I do not hear as I once did - and would give 1/2 of my front teeth (all perfect) if I could. - but my hours of study were seldom more - and never sweeter. In tete [diacritic] a [diacritic] tetes [diacritic] I have no trouble in hearing. Still write for the Nation - some of my last were. The Emersons. No. 1822. p 422? and West Pointers No. 1826. p.498. The Nation's great merit is horror of too much. - Maximum in minimo. - Our Lib. all things considered is the miracle of the age. My 4 children are all good and are all doing good - and it is the joy of my life to witness their activities.Dum spero spiro!James D. Butler
1900 Jul 9
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0277
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