John Muir


[Frances N.] Pelton


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[3] will you please send me Miss Merrill's address I have not heard from her since her visit to Lone Rock She wrote Cash and I did not know where to write to I did not receive your letter till lately, it having lain in the office during vacation. You can hardly conceive how much I longed to hear of your welfare I would not have written you again but I was about to start for Pr du Chin to investigate the matter I thought that if Mrs Peltons friendship was of that character spoken of by Burns as being to frail to bear transportation I should [sadly?] have confidence in that of anybodys I have found that the beaten path of friendship is not worth walking upon in many cases. I trust that your letters will not be [separated?] by such fashionable distances while your health is not very good, one or two lives just to inform me of your health is all I shall claim Give my best wishes to your father and mother May God bless you in all things. Goodbye J Muir


Madison [Wisc.]

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1862 Sep 28

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