John Muir


Emily [O. Pelton ]


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[Page 4] Her a very fine present some time ago, but have not heard whether she ever received it. It seems strange Emily that you did not hear of my arrival in Pr du Chien, as I called twice at the Mondell house. You see how fully I have complied with the terms of your mandate respecting the rhyme. I think you will [ ] yourself bored for once the greater part of it was composed as well as written first a few days ago so that the task of correcting and transposing will devolve upon yourself. I think I must now have written enough to make up for my long silence and if there be [ ] in the Roman Catholic doctrine of supererogation, I now have a considerable fund on which I can draw in times of future delinquency. But I must bid goodbye remember me to Mr. Pelton [margin of page 4] and to Mrs. Newton, how sad a lot they have sustained. Remember me also to Mr. Wright he spoke kindly to me long ago. Goodbye. May you ever be blessed. J Muir Write soon I shall receive your letters wherever I may wander to if addressed to Midland.


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 p4


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