W. W. Clark


John Muir


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[2]to "beat their swords into plow share's, "Their spears, into pruning hooks" is my earnest prayer, and I know of no one who is leading them towards that point any more successfully than you.No, no, I not given to [illegible] praise.- rather, the opposite, for I find myself complaining when praise would do more good.Here I'm, wintering at the Old "Home", for 30 odd years, of my only brother, (now deceased) 35 miles [illegible] city of Savannah He came from Maine our birth place to Ga. in 1847- living in this state until Aug. 1898 - over 50 yrs.So you see I'm in the "Piney Woods" - not so far from the early Home of our [illegible]. Friend Le Conte,[3]2You may be surprised at style of my paper,- but it indicates one line of some of my missionary work.- as I think Alcohol, man's greatest enemy. For 16 yrs. I've secured names to [illegible] pledge - and using it as a heading to my letters, simply raises, the question, and sets people. thinking.—Give my high regards to the members of your family telling them I cannot forget their delicate and kind attention to me last summer-Sincerely W. W. Clark03187


Tuscaloosa, Ga.

Date Original

1903 Mar 20


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0304

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Page 2


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