[David Gilrye Muir]
(Original letter in possession of David Gilrye Muir]
Near Fernandina, Florida, Oct. 15th,  Dear brother:
I rec'd your remittance in about one week after receiving letter. It took ten days to get here. I mean to go to Cedar Keys, Fla. and watch a chance for Cuba or some other of the W. Indies. I took the boat from Savannah to Fernandina because the county is covered with wet impenetrable swamps. I will recommence my walking this morning.
I sent my plants per ex[press] to you. Please give them to Sarah to care of until I return. Tell her to keep them dry and away from rats, and if you or any of you open them to look at them please be extremely careful to avoid mixing or misplacing them. Charge all express charges, etc. to me, and take many thanks for your trouble.
I yesterday rec'd at Savannah letters from Sarah and D[avid] Galloway, and from Mother and Dan - was extremely glad to hear from them and from you. Your letter reached me in five days, the others in five weeks. I am quite well.
This sail on the wide blue sea makes me think of the old Warren and old Dunbar. The steamer is now within a few ms. of Fernandina. I am sorry to say that I cannot tell any of you where to write to. Now do take the extremest care of my specimens. I am, with much love to all,
Your bro[ther] John Goodbye
Near Fernandina, Fla.
 Oct 15
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.0 cm
Reel 01, Image 1148
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