[John Muir]


[Frances N.] Pelton


image preview


2. woman members make cakes and buy them and beg them and chickens and turkeys or money or biscuit or anything from wicked or righteous, for the festival, or icecream or oysters All is ready Tickets are bought, Much of societys very dregs are there (for godliness is not necessarily connected with love of icecream and cookies) But here is "midnights holy hour" (Bobby aint you sleepy?) but oysters are still to be eaten and also other blessings The Don't Muzzle the ox bill, is not passed yet ------------------- Next morning God is mercifully chastising many of his saints and the same loving kindness is shown the sinners, sister3. F and mother M and some of the brothers and all the lambs are sorely tried with sick headache rheums and other ails How often is "Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth" piously ejaculated "The will of the Lord be done Brother A Is it not wrong for Christians to hurt their health and encourage the ungodly by those festivals? (A) Why no, Guess not, the min- ister must be paid and you know by thus tickling the senses of the ungodly we get them to help support Gods people and assist in the glorious work of converting the heathen - Ah but are not our own senses tickled, is


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

Date Original

[ca. 1861]

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0279

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

Wisconsin Historical Society. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date


Page Number

Page 8


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle