Martinez, Dec. 22, 1912Dear Mr & Mrs ParsonsWith all my heart I wish you a happy New Year. And encouraged by your kindness I venture to request that with enclosed check you get a dozen five dollar gold pieces and give one of them to Frances Peterson, one to the Gorrels child, one to each of Colby's two children, & to each of Prof Jos LeConte's two, & to each of Charlie Keelers three, & one to his friend Simmons? girl who with her father & mother camped with Charlie in Yosemite years ago. and one to each of the ever young elderly children of the Moss Hill Edward & Marian to all with my love & obligeYour sincere friendJohn Muir
1912 Dec 22
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