W H. Brown


W. H. Brown


John Muir


[4] Let me hear from you Love [illegible]

other a boy about 14 It is a hard blow for their parents but is probably all for the best I have not been very smart for a day or 2 past but think I shall be able to do as much as any one (at the table) in a short time - if nothing serious befalls me - Mr Alber will teach the school in our district this winter - I believe he gets $20 per month - How does friend Palten prosper - has he learned the way to Post Office yet - I presume he has to enquire over in a while - especially if it happens to be a little after dark - Please give him my best respects & also my Friend J. Muir Yours Truly W. H. Brown

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Midland, Wis Nov 9th 1862. Friend Muir I seat myself for the purpose of chatting a few minutes with you - A[illegible] through the pen - Which in absence of seeing you, is a very acceptable substitute to introduce through which to converse I meditate frequently upon my visit to the capitol - and altho. 612 disappointed in not seeing Bradley still I must say that I enjoyed myself first rate I think Proff Ca[illegible] lectures on chemistry were very interesting and likewise very instructive. Should I happen into your room tomorrow morning, I presume I should find you [then?] digging away at your Latin Grammar as

[2] usual. I hear from Brad quite often. He is now in a Hospital at Camp Dennison Ohio, and thinks he is gaining slowly. hw thinks he will be able to join his Regiment again in 2 or 3 weeks. He appears to enjoy himself tolerably well says there is a fellow from his Regiment (the 23d) with him and they walk out every day to an old log where they set and chat together and sun themselves, says he has plenty to eat & drink: & I suppose they will commence drafting tomorrow the 10. The Town of Buffalo I believe has got to [raise?] 11 men yet. There will probably be some squirming as there is quite a number of S[illegible]ests in Town. Could I have my way about the matter I would have every one of them drafted. I believe there should be something

[3] done with them, for what is the use in sending new to fight rebels at the South when we have new right here among us that sympathize with the south - and would in an instant do all in their power to overthrow this Government - were they not such coroardly beings. I believe in putting down the traitors at home first = and elsewhere afterwards. I was in Portage a few days since and saw Dave in Forbes [Store?]. [I deleted] [believe deleted] he is cl[illegible] for [illegible]. I think he is intending to stay there this winter. I did not see Dan I believe he is going to school [illegible]. Martin Maynard buried two of his children a short time since both died with a disease called Diptheria one was a little girl about 10 years of age, and the


Midland Wis[c]

Date Original

1862 Nov 9


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm

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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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