[Frances N.] Pelton


John Muir


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almost every thing except nature would remind you of decay. Our Hills & Mountains & Rocks of Granite would be a Substitute for your "Scottish Highlands". The same stream of water runs before the door that has since my remembrance as clear as chrystal. Some of the shrubs that I planted years ago are still alive. I am enjoying myself very much here tho I am not able to wait upon myself much. I hope that a few months among the mountains will revive and recruit me. If my "little Fannie" had lived she would have been 3 years old this month. What a com- fort and blessing - if she had lived - but my loss is her gain 190 00299 Middlefield, Mass July 11th, 1862. My dear friend John You have doubtless thought that Mrs Pelton had forgotten John Muir and her promise to continue a correspondence with him - Well, let me explain - The last time you wrote me but one, you were just going to teach in the country, and forgot to tell me where to direct a letter. The last letter I received I have not been able to answer until now. You see from this thatPlease write me and direct to Middlefield Mass I have left Emily with her Uncle Our House is a Hotel now I suppose you have heard beforeEver remember your old friend Mrs Pelton


Middlefield, Mass.

Date Original

1862 Jul 11


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.0 cm

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