John Muir


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[4]I like my home here very much I am glad you find friends. My health is better than it was in summer and I take things a little easier in the shop, and mean to shirk heavy work still more [illegible] spoke turners are on their beam ends about being cut down to forty cents per hundred times are dull in Ind' I wish you could see what a nice room I have but I must leave this chatty unco[illegible]ected letter and go to my [illegible] bed I bed good night with cordial longings for your happiness and general prosperity Your affectionate brother John[1] Ind' Jan 17th 67Dear brother Dannie Your letter of the 5th came with bad news I was truly sorry to hear that you had suffered so intensely during these days of recreation & festivity I can scarce see how you can live through five weeks of low hand with no other exercise than that made necessary by the intensity of the pain you have to bear And I am surprised too that your pecuniary affairs speak out so small a sum but we cannot expect our education tin the concerns of life for nothing you will profit by experience - a man who cannot lose money cannot make it. Sixty six is dead. - let the "dead bury its dead" - here is


Ind[ianapolis, Ind.]

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1867 Jan 13

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