J. D. Dodge


J. D. Dodge


John Muir



[Neosho?], Oct. 1st, 1862.

Friend Muir, I now have an opportunity to write you a few lines, so I will make good my promise that I made when there. I started from Madison about 12 o'clock, got to Sun Prairie at daybreak; started from there at 6.15 arrived at Watertown at 8:15 sta'd there till about noon got home a little after dark. I like my watch well, but it stopped the next day after I got here, has not run any since shall like it better when it gets a running. I am going to town tomorrow, and I will get it fixed. If you can find that thing which

[2] is gone out of the watch I wish you would be so kind as to send it to me. I will send that money by Express the same time that I put this in the P.O. Send me the note if you please in a letter. I do not know whether you can read this or not as I have not a very convenient place to write and it is so dark that I cannot see the rules on the paper. I expect to go to [Ocono?] nowoe] tomorrow, if I do I will send this, and the money. As soon as you read this consign it to purgatory, or some other place where no one will see it. Yours faithfully J. D. Dodge

[3] write soon and let me know whether you get the money or not.



Neosho, [Wisc]

Date Original

1862 Oct 1


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0413

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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