Katherine [Merrill] Graydon


John Muir


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[2]thing is dire to him and nobody else, though he goes around excusing himself at great rate for he begins to feel the odium falling expose him. Hope the Lord will forgive me for despising him so, but I detest a coward and a liar, both of which he has shown himself. I suppose you will say "I told you so". After all the professions of friendship that man has made during my stay here, after his goodbye words to me, that when Mr. Alexander was safely in Europe and I at[3]sea, he could act so, in past my comprehension. The Board of directors blame him as well as the [cour?] murrily, while my friends are most indignany. When he see you he will have some pretty excuse. but don't you believe one word of it. And then, Mrs. Mc writing to you from the Yosemite, simply to disarm you!All the friends are most kind but all the same this thing hurts. I do not think I deserve it. Every member of the Board whom I have seem has acknowledged it a wrong, has censured Mr. McChesney and has said


Berkeley [Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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