William Reid


John Muir


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April 1868From William ReidDear John Muir I received your kind letter last Sunday and read it with pleasure and delight and I am going to try to write to you if I can, but I have not any thing particular to write to you, you said that Spring was coming in there I must tell you it is coming in here to I hear the birds sing and whistle it is certainly very pleasant it is music to the ear of man to hear the birds sing in the Spring after a long cold dreary winter. about you last question about folks who believe in the bible excerting themselves more for their present life than there everlasting life. although they believe the bible. yet if the truths of that Book are not sent home to the heart with power by the Holy Gost. and their hearts softened and prepared to received these truths then belief is of little consequence it is said in the Bible that Devils believe


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Date Original

1858 Apr


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 16.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0043

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