C. H. Wildish


C. H. Wildish


John Muir


[4] I have not got my certificate yet I am going after it next Saturday. Send Davids Address

Mine is Sussex [Wankesha?] Co. Wis.


School Room June 2nd/62 Dear [Muhis?] I have got my dollar and what is better your letter too. All your apologies for not sending it before are useless for I knew that it would have been forth coming before if something was not the matter. But enough about the old dollar suffice it to say that it has given me no trouble and that should you be placed in like circumstances again I shall-if it is in my power-only be to happy to oblige you again. Now Johnny what-ever betook you to say that my laugh used to shake those old huge limestone walls. I think perhaps that your mind was deeply absorbed in some interesting chemical expriment. Perhaps you were trying to find out the inherent properties of [Deflogisticated Muritic Reid Sas?]

[2] or Su[illegible] [illegible]. I was glad to hear that the wheels of the old University mill continue to go. Wonder if Muirs old clock still clicks and wheels turn round yet. Hope they do. Glad to hear that [Bread?] tickets were so cheap for when tickets and crackers are plentiful Muir says-begone dull care.- Do you go bathing of a morning how I should to go to do you all at the top of the stairs for W[illegible] I was very sorry that I was not able to be amongst you the present term for I had calculated on a good time but a fit of sickness in the Spring kept me so long from my good Mother that I felt somewhat weaned but Oh how I long for the good old pass again. I am teaching school in my own neighborhood. Say Muir what do you think. that girl of mine comes to my school. what do you think of that. Isnt it nice.

[3] Say Muir I have something to ask of you wont you do it. I want you when the term is out to come and see me down in my home. It will not be much out of your road home for you can come to Waukesha on the cars I will fetch you with a team from there to our house and then carry you safely - that is after you have made a visit - to a station on the Sa Crosse Road. What do you say. Write and let me know Now do [come?] If you don't - well no matter what Give my love to all my college friends G[illegible]old and S[illegible] in particular. I shall be up there next term if all is well. And now may heavens choisests blessings attend you and yours while travelling through the world of woes and may you with the rest of good men be gathered into the [illegible] of the Lord From your Dear Friend [C. H. Wildish?]


[Sussex, Waukesha Co., Wisc.]

Date Original

1862 Jun 2


Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0387

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