[John Muir]


Fannie [Pelton]


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To Fannie Pelton 20 months old daughter of Mr & Mrs Pelton.[Only child of E. W & Frances N Pelton. dying when twenty months old] 5 Fannie you are a dear precious thing, and frail, your life has [trickled illegible] but a little way does that little stream grow deeper? does that little stream grow wider I very anxiously hope yes. Will the woes which have so loved to cluster on your soft little body go all away, will skipping gleeful life be given fragile Fannie Her Father and her mother held her life, will she sweeten their age? Ah Fannie did you know that gush of fear, and hope, and love, You would be crystal gratitude and affection, throughout and throughout forever You have been a bit of down and rudely chased about by the side of great Eternity


[place unknown]

Date Original

[ca. 1861]

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Reel 01, Image 0259

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