[John Muir]


[Frances N.] Pelton


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[5] sacrifices God is well pleased Was not this Mrs Pelton most prodigeously unreasonable and incon- istint I declare when the venerable man of God was delivering this long touching sermon with that text and so solemnly pouring on this pious sauce I could not but wish myself above him with a barrel of icecream and oysters to pour on his head I would have done it O God how devoutly to I abhor this I know I am not unblemished here but if anything could tear those priceless joys and experiences from my breast 'twould be this of Christians waltzing with the devil


[Madison, Wisc. ?]

Date Original

[ca. 1861]

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Reel 01, Image 0281

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Page 9


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