[John Muir]


[Frances N.] Pelton


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about Phanny I was kissing her and calling her my dear this and sweet that with much seriousness For the first time or two I thought nothing of it but another time and another and again and again I began to philosophize nearly thus Well now! Why surely these are sentimental [fumes?]. I never dream of anybody else even Joanna thus, but maybe it is natural after all. Ive been carring for her and funning with her. Yes but this will not do Well then the poor little dears troubles have attached you to her, Well maybe but this affair is streaked sentimentally after all Im sure Fannie let me tickle your hand I wish I saw you again I do see you shame fan, As puckered a thing as that for a laugh come Mrs Pelton let me take her awhile she wants me to carry her. Bye, bye Fannie


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

Date Original

[ca. 1861]

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Reel 01, Image 0273

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Page 5


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