[John Muir]


[Frances N.] Pelton


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[4] now if you are not too tired I'll take you to two places more. just by that great oak is where in the moonlight evenings I used to spend hours with my head up in sky I soared among the planets and thought. One place more that "best place" I spoke of that is accross this ravine and up the opposite hill a little bit in that thick little grove is where I used to (pray) Over in that direction is where Sarah lives Is there in the world a more affectionate Sister But - I must must leave all for Madisons icy mountains and you are not accustomed to so much walking and you would almost like to get back to Fannie Well goodbye I am in Madison Mrs Pelton is in Pr du Chin[2] On my arrival here I was made a stool for the cigar insurance man I was a humble stool a week or so when Mr Haste and I dissolved partnership The chain which bound us had never grown cable like He at first proposed taking Wisconsin by the ears and leading it thither and hither for my advantage I think however Wis will be left where it is I was with Mr Haste about one week Mrs & Libby used to say Now John if you'll get the team We want to make some calls So Nig and Cob were ready and wouldtrot us quite accross the street, then John like a man would hold them steadily 'till Kum 2 T was prettily pronounced and then would nig and Cob stylishly recross the street Then by John were Nig


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

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[ca. 1861]

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