W[illiam] Reid


John Muir


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[2]that will be, unless you should chance to come home sometime. I should [have] liked [it] very well [if] I had been with you riding on the iron horse. I should not [have] wanted to be so far forward on him as to have been on the cow catcher. I should have been afraid I might have been caught myself. I should have been contented a little farther back. I have not had a ride on the cars since we came up the country. I should like very well to have one now. It would not be a very pleasant sight to see any creature run into and knocked off from the track by the engine. I guess the old cows would have thought the old horse rather saucy if they could have thought anything about it. I want to know how you are getting on now [and] what you have got to study at the University, if it is anything like going to common school, how many goes to it, and what you have to pay


Buffalo [Wisc]

Date Original

1861 Mar 9


Original letter dimensions: 22.0 x 40.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0173

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Page 2


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