James A. Sweany


James A. Sweany


John Muir


Portage Friday evening, March 6 '63

Friend Muir, I have arrived here safe and sound after a day's rough riding, and just in time to take the letter out of the P.O. that my father mailed for me today. I was right in my conjective that it would have arrived there tomorrow evening. I think also that you will not be disappointed if you shall expect me from home by tomorrow night for when I went up to your [illegible] to deliver the book and letter they said that they had mailed a letter for you - I now send you the two dollars that I borrowed from you, and with them my most grateful thanks for the favor. "Write to me if you can make it convenient and pardon me for sending such horrible hand writing to you, for I assure that it is the best that I can produce under the circumstances My hands being perfectly numb after riding all day in the cold Yours in friendship [Pas. A. Sweany?],


Portage, [Wisc]

Date Original

1863 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0499

Collection Identifier

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

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