D[avid] G. M[uir]


John Muir


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[3]and have often thought of the way I hurried you to bed that night but maybe you will forgive May God bless you my dear dear brother and prosper you and keep you from the evils of this world and meeten you for glory I do not forget you at a throne of grace will you too pray for me and perhaps when you get time you will write me a letter from your Sis MuirDear John I [pray you?] are well in [illegible] [I shall like?] [illegible] of good Spiritual health [king?] good. do not let the vanities of this life p[illegible] your Soul. do all to the glory of god & he will prosper you in that which is good Keep the faith pray Sincearly always aim at the glory of God & good of man. Keep humble do not let the praise of man puff you up. nothing but Christ can keep you from Sinking take his counsel then strive to please god in all things. be always ready to give in your account if you always look to Jesus as your all & follow his Spirit you will be Safe. I am glad that god has provided a lodging for you. Strive always to love your neighbor as yourself practically. in order to have friends we must be friendly. love byeteth love be mercifull that you may have mercy look not at high things but can descend to man of low estate practice economy in all you do in order to be great be Servant of all. avoid pride & the Lord will lift you up. do not think that god will aid you in anything that is not good but the fruits of the Spirit is in all goodness. See that all that you do is founded upon Scripture Show to all around you that you are a man of honesty & truth. you have much need to watch & pray for all eyes are upon you being a Stranger your present character will be made appear according as you think Speak & do in the eyes of the public I am praying for you hoping you will use the grace & live pray for me dear John that we may meet at gods right hand without Spot & rejoice for ever together with all the Santified I will Send a trunk with your things by railway as directed to the care of your master Mr. Wirad from your Father


Hickory Dale [Wisc.]

Date Original

1860 Oct 14


Original letter dimensions: 31.5 x 39.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0079

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Page 3


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