James Whitehead


Bade, William Frederic


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z The yeara paftaed on,the Muir fa:nlly hari scatter: /6no or two of the younger girln alone renin ined at home ,ro Ur Muir aold the k place known ap "The Hickory Hill ?»■!"•* Bale wan o?Ulod At which the stock »farming ifflpllmenta and part of the hoi Behold fumitiv- -re wnR offered for Rale .An iraenee throng gathered. Luring the oale Mr Muir atoo d near the auctioneer,if in hia soal to rcaka e good wale he rolatated the faote Mr Muir would «ay In h) n «oo+oli dialeot #Ma, «a,mon tell the truth,tell the trath,dinna lle,lt'l no pay»lts an auld horae ye'ro aeeliitg noo*. A neighbor who had bought a horns aeked Tie to accompany hira when he vent for the a one ,ft nojrie oorn ho had purchased al**o - Ur Uuir wan directing the delivery of the goodn or article* purchased. An old aootoiuaan named John was weighing the grain,Mr M. happened to be near when John wa*,he thought ,aorinping on the weight-*put on another ear John ,put on another ear,it ■« an avtfa ein John»an aufa flln ta gle licht weight*.And that to when the scale0 balanced A the weight oorreot.John as if to "get oven* "*or the unmerited rebuke would put on two Instead of one ear,at which Mr Muir nodded approval & walked away .And It wa« from thia loan John Muir got his honeety & deatre for a "«riuare deal*.It characterised Daniel Muir in Ahh hla dealings with hia fallow imn~ Vhlle thia roay not be of intront I take the liberty of submit *- lng the aame for your personal benefit A inforroation- Truating you may receive thia letter with inclo*:iro,(I would aak alao,a liet of book* the publication of which you have au$or- vioed) I am very Sincerely Yours, L._.. o«H


Emporia, KS

Date Original

March 1917

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Resource Identifier

MSS048 Va.10

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