[John Muir]


[Frances N.] Pelton


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I lately received a box of Hickory hill moss per post office Here is a specimen I have been boarding with Mrs Varnel she does me a great many little Maggie things - You say Fannie "sends me many kisses' I'm afraid I have more of this kissing temperament than enough after all when I came first Master Harry Varnel was directed by his mother to kiss Mister Muir, he did his kissing duty with alacrity and of course I had to kiss him I'm glad your didn't C me Emily I blushed badly 'twas the most awkward affair of the kind I guess since Massasoit kissed the pilgrims. But how many was A many kisses six? I don't know whether to tell you about this or not Well don't tell anybody excepting perhaps Miss Merrill she will exercise mercifulness towards my case or sentiment- -alism or love or whatever it may be Within a little while after I left I dreamed 6 times


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

Date Original

[ca. 1861]

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Reel 01, Image 0271

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Page 4


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