D[avid?] Muir


John Muir


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City of Portage June 8th .62 Dear brother John I have only to inform you of fine weather Pleasant swimming a good School and getting along firstrate etc the weather though sometimes pretty warm does not at all bother me in the schoolroom which is generaly very comfortable, and I go in swimming about every day. I think I am getting along pretty well with my studies now the longer I study I think I get along thee easyer it don't take me more than half as long to get a lesson now as it did in winter, in all I feel pretty well. The subject of fiction I liked very well for a composition I handed in the composition last wensday but it is not yet read I did not write a very long one for fear of not guessing right in all cases however I ended by saying that the sand would run into ocean till it was the same height their as here and if the sand was the same height there as here the water would be the same height here as there and we would be all drowned etc. the truth of which you may judge but John I hope you will excuse all of these blounders for I am very sleepy and my pen is poor please turn over


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1862 Jun 8


Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 20.0 cm

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