[William Trout]


John Muir


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[Page 2] Hollow with you to do them justice. I would like to ask a good number of questions on science and scientific theories and have a mutual interchange of ideas on the varying attitude of these to the religion of the Bible. We might even tread over the ground on which we mentally fought and not be the losers. Nine years observation and reflection on this life and the life to come ought certainly to result in calmer convictions and more charitable conclusions with this drawback I confess in my case less warmth and zeal. I find myself doing what I did not intend at this time. I want to write you briefly now and send you a photo of our 14 months boy which of course is the best that

[Page 3] ever run when I learn that you received it. I shall send next time another with Mrs. T and out two former cherubs on it. After which when convenient I shall get my own taken and you will have the family. In the mean time I would like to look on the countenance of my old friend to see how Father Time has dealt with the one who used to measure his passage so carefully. Our brethren have had a number of large meetings in different parts of the province with very gratifying success. About 100 immersions are reported in last no of Bible Index. The Church at Meaford still progresses many of our old Sunday Scholars are in the ranks. Joseph Whitelaw is well into the


Peterboro, Canada

Date Original

1875 Jul 11


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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1875 Jul 11 To Mr John Muir

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MSS 2 M953t Trout

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1875 Jul 11 To Mr John Muir p 2 and 3


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