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 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]
1861 Dec 29
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