E. W. Pelton
Prairie du Chin Mar 22/63 3 - 30 PM Friend John There is no very partic- -ular change in Mrs Peltons case I think on the whole she has been more comfortable since my return from Madison than [illegible] you stay [illegible] But at times she is very bad, and seems to suffer greatly Her life is gradually ebling out [illegible]ful that I must surely soon past with her - that there is no [illegible] for her in this world She appeared much interested in the [illegible] wanted [me?] to bring them in and pick out the [illegible] ones Which I did, and file a salt sack with them, and put them away for her. As yet she has eaten but a few [meals?], and I fear she will eat very few more. She is having an uncomfortable afternoon, though getting a
little [easier?] now. She has spoken your name many times in the wandering of her mind Since you were here she continues to have frequent fever, running very high some of the rime night & day Mrs Bassett is here with us. Yours Truly E [W?] Pelton
Prairie du Chien [Wisc.]
1863 Mar 22
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm
Pelton, E. W., "Letter from E. W. Pelton to John Muir, 1863 Mar 22" (1863). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1131.
Reel 01, Image 0507
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