[John Muir]


[Frances N.] Pelton


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[3] and Cob restalled while the ribbons and feathers were being reboxed Silly Life most nectarous Angel envied deliciousness! What need of heaven But more of this since I've begun A few days after I became a Hasting they had a "party" in honor of the second wife wedding The table, after some weeks labor labor and study and pecuni- aryism assumed the heavenly form of a farce beautiful in nearly all its borders but the favored notissed ones came and the frail fringes were in ruins. 'Twas interesting while the company cracked their cookys to see so much watchfulness and care evidenced by the faithful servants. I thought they were coated with as much thrice extra earnestness as were the Mondells while feeding1. Maggie a favorite sister To Mrs Pelton the [first?] of his letters [illegible] [J M.?] mislaid. to tell all things coming into my mind now But we must see Maggie, that house by the by the apple trees I almost dread seeing her though she is not sentimental You certainly must not come in now O Maggie Maggie ............................. Ill go with you now. Down here across the little ravine is the best place but we'll go this way first In this great field is where Ive sweated and played worked and rejoiced There - is the garden where Maggie and I have lavished away many joyful hours, And away down this slope and over the level prairie is where we have taken hundreds of long walks and talked of earth and heaven


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

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[ca. 1861]

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