John Muir


[David Gilrye Muir]


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[4]the saw table after he had gone to the surgeon, one finger was sawed off about the second joint, another close to the palm, and the others together with the thumb terribly lacer- ated -. Another man a carpenter was fired yesterday to take his place at $2 1/4 per day-. French in six easy lessons left for his country home without his fortune a few days ago, [illegible] our own circle all is unchanged The weather is not so bad. I recd a letter from Mary Hark & Hattie Trout lately They both congratulated me upon having Danie to care for and comfort me. I felt awful lonesome a day or two after you left, the table [illegible] out of order without you Louis was particularly sorry about Dan leaving Osgood & Smith have not asked for you. I suppose your path has [illegible] [illegible] theirs yet. Write me a long letter soon. May you be [quite?] successful in your new [illegible] and live to realize your best anticipations Yours in brotherly love M[illegible][1] Ind' Aug 12th [ illegible]Dear Danie, I am really glad to hear that you have found a shop so very near the thing you wish, and that you have so good a chance of getting into it. We were all considerably an[illegible] with your house building explo[illegible] You beat all as a scotchman for Yankee brass, but in a new country a smart man needs to dabble his fingers in everything and every trade even before he learns their names, and so you have taen up the carpenter trade, "I think they c[illegible]" There is no better exponent of the point to civilization, taste, and general refinement to which nations and individuals arrive, than their houses, and I trust that youThe bridge at the [Hollow?] has fallen down


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

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1866 Aug 12

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