Sidney V. Smith


Sidney V. Smith


John Muir


Feby. 8th /96.

My dear Muir.

It is very good to know that you have been wathcing and concerning yourself for me during my fight.
I have done nothing wrong. but was foolish or unfortunate enough to get into bad and dangerous company who intended to leave me in the lurch. I saw the danger and was quicker than they hence their irritation and abuse. It serves me right for


not being sufficiently careful about my associates. However, I have got out by the skin of my teeth and am now with old friends and men of honor. Even if I lose the present case, which is not probably, there is no possibility of my being chewed up.
Many thanks, my friend, for your expressions of confidence and sympathy, which are very precious just now.

Yours affty.

Sidney V. Smith


[n. p.]

Date Original

1896 Feb 8


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0055

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