John Muir


Mother [Ann Gilrye Muir]


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[in margin: Injured eye]68[1] [1867] Ind. Saturday Mar 9thDear Mother While connecting a machine belt I accidentally thrust the point of a file into my right eye last Tuesday and there is the damage I am completely prostrated and the eye is lost I have been confined to bed since the accident and for the first two or three days could not eat or drink a mouthful but I am a little better today and hope to be at work again in a month or two I am condemmed by the doctor to dark room for


Ind[ianapollis, Ind.]

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[1867] Mar 9

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