John Muir


Daniel [H. Muir]


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I dont think I shall ever have anything like as good an opportunity as I had at home for quiet reading and reflection I thank my God for all that his befallen me I have been very thouroughly homesick good folk would often say to me "I hope you will not be homesick I didnt know what they meant I always thought myself [illegible] of sufficient resolution and strength of mind to carry me quite above all this which I thought was only girlish and sentimental I have been sorely mistaken however O how I have wished and wished for a letter for the last three weeks If you folk only had known how often and anxiously[5]


[Indianapolis, Ind.]

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[1866] Nov 19

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