Peter L. Trout


John Muir


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3thinking that my friends and the world generally had gone back on one and concluded that if I had to stay much longer my reason would be completely unbalanced. I have spent a considerable part of my time in the mountains always alone during the last ten or twelve years, and know exactly what it is. I was not looking for plants and flowers although they always interested me but for mineral wealth and studying rocks, geological formations etc and although I say it, my opinion on these subjects is generally treated with respect. I have generally been employed by some mining company as I could not afford to spend my time without being paid for it. I will not attempt to give you a history of my life as it is not worth telling. I have accumulated considerable property in the way of mines, mining stock and a farm or ranch022294William, I believe told you that I held down my ranch at one time with a pistol, I do not know know where he got his information but wherever obtained it is grossly incorrect. I have had some trouble about the ranch; but never at any time have I used or threatened to use a revolver on any one.I have lived so far and expect to live without resorting to violent measures.I do not know that I can say anything more that will be of interest to you and do not not know that what has been said will be interesting, but I have determined, if possible to do something to see if I cannot renew our old acquaintance. And it also may be possible that you would like to know something further of my experiences. Where is your brother Dan and what has he made of himself?Yours very trulyPeter L. Trout02229


Alaska Hotel, Seattle, Wash.

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