Harvey Reid


John Muir


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[4] see Madison again. My parents and family moved two weeks ago to Carroll Co. Northern Illinois, where I shall join them in the spring, and I shall probably not have an opportunity of attending school again. But I hope to still keep up acquaintance there by a correspondence with you. Write and let me know how you like your new occupation, and whether you have achieved any new triumph in mechanics lately. Ever your friend Harvey Reid00282[1] Union Grove, Dec. 29th 1861 Dear Friend John Muir: - It was with the greatest pleasure that I received and [illegible] your letter. it being the first account I had heard from the "stone school-house" since I left it last summer. I had not known before that I had such an affection for those well- remembered scenes and gentlemanly school mates. I am very glad to hear of the promotion of Capt. Norcross. Although I had not the pleasure of an acquaintance with him, I formed a high opinion of him from my own observation and the praises of his classmates. [Seahy?], too, merits by his really superior talents a high position in whatever 623


Union Grove, [Wisc]

Date Original

1861 Dec 29


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.0 cm

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