Mrs R. Squire


Mrs. R. Squire


John Muir


[4] kindness you have shown me this from your naughty [hapil?] Alice [M.?] Squire


[1] Oregon April 19th 1862 Mr. Muir it is always pleasant to be remembered by those for whom we entertain kind feelings, Therefore when I received your Grattitude so beautifully expressed, my heart was filled with a mixture of gladness & regret, Glad if indeed there existed any cause for Grattitude, Regret that there was so little, We appretiate your kindness & example, & hope when you come among us again, you will meet with a pleasant & hearty welcome, I hope you had a god time at Home, with your Mother & friends, Now I suppose you are gathering 7 laying up stores of useful knowledge for future use,


[2] I hope you will be successful & realize all your hopes, And I do not think you will quite forget your first school & the old Log School house, We shall ever remember you kindly & with pleasure, Yours very sincerely, Mrs R. Squire
Good morning Mr Muir [How?] do you do all well I hope and enjoying yourself with your studdies I am glad that you went home and I hope you had a good visit We are well and was quite glad to hear from you I thank you very much for that nice gift of paints to Alice and my self as we were not here then to do so I like the book that you gave me One school commences the first of May I have written these few lines to let you know that I have not forgotten you nor your kindness, and I hope that I shall not forget the good instructions you have given

[3] me I will now say good by. your wayward pupil Lucy Webster

Good morning [dear teacher?] I hope you are well as I am C[illegible]ss & Smith is a going to teach our school this summer I hope we shall have as good a school as we had last winter. Do you have any one to [play?] [illegible] you up there to school I guess you dont. I hope you wont have to stand on the floor this summer. I am glad you went home and seen your Father and Mother and your little sisters. I thank you for that candie you have me I mean to keep it as long as you did I thank you for that box of paints you gave Lucy and myself. I like that book you gave me very much and the tin [tumble?] you gave me I drink out of every morning. I am sorry I was not here when you went away. I dont think I shall ever forget the good you have [taught?] me and the


Oregon [Wisc.]

Date Original

1862 Apr 14


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 26.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0367

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