J. D. Dodge
[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
 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
 write soon and let me know whether you get the money or not.
1862 Oct 1
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.0 cm
Dodge, J. D., "Letter from J. D. Dodge to John Muir, 1862 Oct 1" (1862). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1111.
Reel 01, Image 0413
Copyright status unknown
Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.