John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton ]


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[Page 3] Days ago “John, did we know beforehand how much of trouble was in store for us we would be altogether [ ] for the duties of life” – but you must be careful Emily not to cherish your sorrows – this would overcome the strongest. I have enjoyed the company of my dear relatives very much during this long visit but I shall soon leave them all, and I scarcely think it probably that I shall be blest with as much of home again. I had not before heard of the union of Mr. Lowell with [ ] Maggie. I think with you that Maggie will make a very good wife. You tell me that Miss Chafee “still survives.” I would rather have heard that she too had committed matrimony. I am sure that I would very heartily enjoy a familiar chat with her for “auld land syne.” Do you never hear anything of Mrs. Goodrich now? I sent


Fountain Lake, [Wisc.]

Date Original

1864 Feb 27


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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1864 Feb 27 JM to friend Emily

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MSS 307 Muiriana

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1864 Feb 27 JM to friend Emily p3


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