John Muir


Daniel [H. Muir]


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[1] Nov 19thMy dear Brother Daniel This is Monday forenoon I thought I would have a talk with you today mostly as to the course I think you had better pursue if you mean to be a machinest or inventor But just as I sat down I looked out the window and couldnt think what that long [illegible] carriages m[illegible] so solemly till Joan that they [illegible] preceded by a hearse. For any sake Dan remember that you must die But a very little while and you will be buried. You are very ambitious you wish to be as high up as any body if not head and shoulders higher I do not mean by this to dampen your energies but rather to instill new life into them God has a work for you and he has given you a life to do it and though it may well be salled a anbor life God sits mighty consequences to the end of it [illegible] then Daniel but Oh be sure God has you by the hand Spend your life as you may, it will soon be spent Commit your ways to God do all as in his sight to his glory and all shall be everlastingly well


[Indianapolis, Ind.]

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[1866] Nov 19

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