John [Muir]


[Daniel Muir]


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[1] Old Fountain Lake Dec 20th /63I was really glad to hear from you uncle Dan (as they call you here), but was sorry to hear that you were about to leave school. but again I am glad that you [evince?] [illegible] sufficient to shift for yourself by [melodizing?] the daughters & sons of the queens Canada. Still I almost wish that this might reach you before you could sing a single ral, I can easily afford to send you a few Yankee greenbacks as I have but few expences and can maul cord wood from gnarly trees at the time of a pair of dimes per diem. You say that you would like a chatty visit with me well Dan I would not begrudge a gowpen O'grozzets for a chat with you. I am living with M my brother in Carr - and we have often said "I wonder how Dan is getting along. I hope he has Canada shillings enough to continue at school" but your letter told of a dearth of dimes which as I remembered was the very disease which instead of making me sing pruned every sprig of music "clean off me". I hope however it may prove a bow speculation if not just go right back to school till you see a better chance and let me know when your treasury [illegible]


Fountain Lake, [Wisc]

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1863 Dec 20

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