David M. Galloway


John Muir


Fountain Lake June 13th /63

Dear John we received both your letters the day before yesterday I believe it is just as well we did not get the first one the week before as we would no doubt have been making some arrangements to go to meet you and then what a disappointment but then it will not be very long before we see you if all goes well I am sorry we have not had the chance to peep in and see what you were about in your own little home. If you go as far away as you talk about I am afraid your visits will be few and far between. I congratulate you on your high position. You will fill it with honor I have no doubt. I wish John we could cast care to the wind and take a wonder with you it would do us all good if you did not go to fast. Poor Davie is not able to be up this morning yet he has not felt strong for his work all spring and at times

has felt quite unwell [I and than?] Annie and George if they had the strength would skip all the way before us to see who would gather the most flowers Annie in particular is extremely fond of flowers but you see, but you see, but you see, that will do John, Sarah "Ahem" I am not able to write, that confounded Senna; I am going to try to go Portage tomorrow that you may get this note in time, I send you Ten Dollars. trusting that you will get both pleasure and profit from your intended excursion, But don't forget about my winter wheat and Rye. John if it will put you about to come about four weeks from now, say so in your answer to this, and I might get some help before spring wheat comes in, however I should rather you were here at first, as I intend to make my hay before harvest. Crops look middling and at least one week earlier than last season excuse me John for I really don't feel like writing

yours truly David M. Galloway



Fountain Lake, [Wisc]

Date Original

1863 Jun 13


Original letter dimensions: 13.0 x 19.5 cm

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File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0561

Collection Identifier

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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