John Muir


Dan[iel H. Muir]


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[4]upon anything else - we have moved to a small brick house one square south and two each of the shop - [Daty?] & Stokes are still here Stokes wishes you to find a place for him, A long, very long legged Yankee [illegible] your saws, he wishes to escape to some super terranean position first chance - I recd a letter from Mother a few days ago, David has been telling her that this place is unhealthy. I also read one from Dane, he is made ruling elder in the presby- terian church. I have not yet read any letter from Ball for you Mrs [Reaves?] sends her best respects, so also do I together with heartfelt desires for your happiness Goodbye from J. M So write soon Dan[1] [Aug 12 [illegible] 7 Sep 2[illegible] Indianap' Ind 1[illegible] SundayDear Dan, I was glad to receive your last short as it was, but words have liked a little more. You almost set me wild with your ferns although you did tell your story in so humorous & unbotanical a style, with your "both eyes shut and one open" I could see your beautiful forests of waving ferns in the deep shade of these tall trees untill I felt as though I must leave the shop and see them. And now Dan, none of your nonsense about them, but set yourself diligently to collect specimens of those you think I have not seen for me, and of all for yourself. Fill an


Indianap[olis] Ind.

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1866 [ca. Aug 12]

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