Mary Hark


John Muir


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[2]How did you meet with such a unfortune poor fellow I do indeed pity your I know very well that there were some of your senses which you prized so much as sight, but O what a comfort to know that all comes from God who knows what is best for us & Away from home too you must indeed be very lonely although you may have many friends in Ind. -ianapolis still there are none so dear as one's own friends those with whom we are connected by the bonds of relationship - I trust however that you will yet recover and as a partial means of recruiting and strengthening your nerves (which must have[3]received a most terrible shock) pay your Canadian friend a visit you would receive a most heartly welcome. My long and most cherished wish is now fulfilled namely - a situation at home where I can see my own Dear Mother daily in some respects I should prefer being away from home but both of us know that every situation has it annoyances and vexations, and those in Oakville are not exempt from them. My school room is a very pleasant one large and well ventilated and being on the second floor there is a splendid view from the windows of which there are no less than twelve in


Oakville, [Canada]

Date Original

1867 Apr 3


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 22.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0980

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Page 2


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