J. L. Heigh


John Muir


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[2]I shall teach at home again and anticipate a pleasant winter with mother and father, probably the last winter I shall ever spend at home. My chum the good- natured Wallace did not return until last week but he intends to stay right through the year. Our class numbers only five [org.?] Wallace, Spooner, Salisbury Cuger, and myself. Leahey has gone into the army, and Lewis is a Senior at Union College N. T. So as you see we are small in numbers but we are making a brave fight of it nevertheless. The Societies are doing unusually well this term. Yours numbers about twenty five members and ours over forty. Mc Laughlin was elected Pres. of yours last night Big thing for a small boy isn't it? He is if possible noisier than ever.[3]Our mutual friends the Griffins no longer occupy the house at the "foot of the hill". They have moved to the Depot and keep the Eating Saloon there. I have called only once since they have moved. They are well all around and the girls spoke about your letter. Miss Flora is in my German class where I meet her every day. In regard to the legal business you wished me to do I submit the following report. Lewis had paid Patrick for the table and Pat gave me the money which I send enclosed. [Viebahn?] I have not seen for more than a year. He is still teaching at Sauk City. Blachly left about three weeks since being out of funds, so I have had no opportunity of collecting anything from him. He will probably be back next term.


Madison, Wis[c]

Date Original

1863 Nov 14


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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