James Whitehead


John Muir


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#4.said" This man was a christianin the fullest sense of the term,"I confess to you, Mr. Muir that because of myfailure while he lived to recognize the qualtimies ofheart and mind that over balanced by far the ones towhich as a perverse and will ful boy I took exception,I have carried a burden that becomes heavier in the passwyyears, As to my Uncle Charlie, I cannot recall a single act of undue severity or cruel treatment to which he was subjected. While he passed his spare time , mostly evening and Sabbath days with the Mc Reaths, no stepswere ever taken to prevent his going there. My parentsrejoiced rather at the pleasure he derived from theassociation. My Uncle possessed a certain ready wit,was deemed by many a good singer, was acquainted witha number of old country songe and ballads, was gifted as a rhymer and to the Mc Reaths was not all together the Simple minded person he appeared to others.His first experience in chopping was on our removal to Buffalo, during the latter years of his life he became


[Hot Springs, Arkansas]

Date Original

1913 Jan 30


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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0095

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Page 4


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