Hattie Trout


John Muir


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[3]and that you might be one of our number for at least a short time. The circle would be incomplete without you The Malta kitten and I are all that remains of the once happy occupants of that little spot, so you must feel very sorry for me and say "poor Hattie" for John I do feel lonely. I cant help it. Though my time is continually occupied I feel as if there was something lacking, and it is just the company of my most intimate friends. I can only get home once a week, for it is too far to walk and teach my school for it has been larger than ever this spring. Then when I do go home there are so many absent ones. Mary is away on her wished for trip; but poor thing she will never see Anna this side eternity. I don't know when ever I felt so much for any one. It seemed as hard to think that Mary did not go when Anna wished to see her so much. - she should have gone the time that you did and nothing can comfort her for not going except the consciousness that she was endeavoring to do her duty. I don't know whether she will go to Wm ville or not - they wished her to go - but she has gone to Toronto and to visit among our friends in Erin and I am so glad for I am sure it will do her good. Maggie of course is having good times in Toronto going to school. Rachel commences her school again on Monday - so that the boys and Anna Spratford are all that are with father & mother: but father is getting quite like himself again, is able tow walk about the fields & garden, and came to meeting last Sunday being the first for 16 weeks - some of the friends were quite overcome with joy to see him among them again - he was not able to speak much


Meaford, [Canada]

Date Original

1866 May 10


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 40.5 cm

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Reel 01, Image 0826

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