Mary Hark


John Muir


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[6]very pretty we seldom see them in the street so early in the season although they may be blooming within doors You ask my thoughts with regard to the late Union between Charlie and Mary I like it very much and think they are well suited to one another the difference in age [illegible] every one so that until the very last week before the marriage people thought Harriet to be the one, she will not remain long at home either if some bodys health improves, but I suppose that with your usual shrewdness you will have discovered this long ago - Are they not bearing up 629[7]wonderfully under the trying circumstances in which they have been placed - but they have not yet had any trials equal to the one from which you are now suffering do not let your spirits sink keep up a good heart - some of us can sympathize or feel for you as well as if we had been placed in the same position ourselves but I can assure you that it gave us all a great shock for we all know that you prized sight more than any of us - Mother wishes to be kindly remembered to you, please send a few lines soon and let us know how you are Your Friend Mary Hark.Do not forget the visit to Canada


Oakville, [Canada]

Date Original

1867 Apr 3


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 22.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0984

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