Emily [O. Pelton ]
[Page 2] of ground for botanical specimens, which preserved in water were analyzed at night. My task was seldom completed before twelve or one o’clock. I was just thinking today that soon the little anemones would be peering above ground. You inquire whether or no I intend to study medicine. I did intend to give attention to that branch of science at Ann Arbor, but my plans have, for the present, been broken up. I have by no means however given up all hope of still finding an opportunity to pursue this favorite study some other time. You speak, Emily, of that feeling of [ ] which at times weighs upon you. You have indeed much to cause grief. I frequently wonder how you can so well bear up under as many great trials; we little know what burdens are prepared for us. My brother-in-law truly said a few
Fountain Lake, [Wisc.]
1864 Feb 27
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
1864 Feb 27 JM to friend Emily
MSS 307 Muiriana
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