Eveline [Merrill]


John Muir


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he-that is, she takes a Christian view of the bereavement, tho he tries to submit without murmuring. I think the affliction has had a very softening, happy effect upon both of them, but Mrs P. in particular. It was a very heavy blow upon them. How my heart has bled for them. Often have I wept over the event. You know John that little Fannie was very dear to me but I feel that she has escaped a world of trouble and is now happy in Jesus bossom, and I cannot wish her back again. Her memory is embalmed in my heart, and I hope to meet her in the future world. A letter is just at hand from Mrs Pelton. She is alone just now. Mr P. and Emily are up the river. Emily will be gone a week. Grandma is away too, and the Bissell's have gone home not to return again, so that Mrs Postand Miss Chaffe are all the ladies she has in the house now. Mrs Post's baby, is a wonder of course. Amos Snow is to become the pastor of the congregational church at the prairie. I should think from what Mrs P. told me, when she was here, that he was a man in whom all would feel interested. I am so glad they are to have a good minister, and good preaching there. We have the best of preaching once in two weeks in the little school house near by, and quite a good sabbath school every Sabbath [School deleted], with Miss Merrill for superintendent. Wont you come and visit the school, and see how I live in the country? I will teach you how to make cheese, if you do not know how already. I have become quite expert at the business. I am glad you are home, for I know you


Lone Rock, [Wisc]

Date Original

1861 Jul 17


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0403

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