[Mr. And Mrs. Pelton]
After is d[illegible Fannie
Fannie is dead O God what can I say, or what can I do Well well do I know how little letterfuls of condolence can do [illegible] Your little blessing is away but - Oh Mr and Mrs Pelton you know that Jesus loves the little dear and all is well and you'll go to her in just a little while though she cannot come to you blessed blessed will you be if washed by Jesus' blood you be found sinless as she
Love Jesus the more he knows the strength of this woe Think how many dangers and aches your little dear has been spared by leaving a little earlier than yourselves And she is safe, all safe and [also?] blessed If in death still lo[illegible]- loa[illegible]lier there far l[illegible] You know how surely I feel this myself and how deeply I sympathize with you but I'd better say no more John -
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Mr. And Mrs. Pelton, ca. 1862 Fall" (1862). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1122.
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