John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton]


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[4]Mrs Lo[illegible], Is Miss Chaffe well, has she yet become a [illegible]. What has beome of our trumpeter Mr Whip Hall - The appearances of speedy peace of course must have brought great rejoicing in your town, I am exceeding glad to see signs of a [illegible]tion of a unnatural a war. I may possibly remain here one year longer we are very busy manufacturing rakes just now. I like the machinery of course but cannot give up my studies I was much delighted a few weeks ago by a long letter from Prof' Butlers little boy containing a lithograph of our Wis' university I could see my room windows and of course many other objects which caused a flood of memories in[illegible] with my very being to take fire all at once. I often think of the evenings we spent all together in the little parlor with your cousins singing merrily all the time - how strangely all things change But I must close - be sure I shall long for your answer Your [illegible] will not be forgotten I hope I remain sincerely your friend John MuirRemember [me please?] to Mrs Pelton & to Mrs & Mr Newton and to the Wrights and all my friends - Please address me at Meaford, P.O. County of Grey Canada West


Near Meaford, [Canada]

Date Original

1865 May 23

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Reel 01, Image 0698

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