J. A. Blake


John Muir


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forced to stay at home Please tell me the reas- on when you write again. I thank you for your kind assurances of regard; it makes feel an unwonted satisfaction to know that any one in the wide world cares for me for you know Muir I am rather melancholy. I am also glad to learn that your health is improved from what it was. My health is not very good and I was quite unwell some- time ago; I was under the necessity of sendingfor a doctor, and of taking a lot of med- icine, but I am better now, and I still con- tinue to improve. it is with no little satisfaction that I learn my late friend and companion D. Muir has taken a wife and is now happy. May blessings be thickly showered upon him and his partner during their journey through life is the prayer of their friend Blake. You intimated in your letter that some capital joke occurred to you and Rice after my departure, Rice never said anything


Wisconsin University, Madison, [Wisc]

Date Original

1863 Nov 24


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 24.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0596

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Page 2


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