Dan[iel H. Muir]
Ind' Sep' 27th 1866
Dear Dan I recd' your letter today & was glad to hear that you were well and busy I thank you for those ferns the two which I return are new - the larger is [Aspidun?] [Goldianerm?], the other is a species of [Asplenium not?] descri[illegible] Gray, please send me large & well pressed specimens of both and of as many of them rare & new ones as you can find If you cannot send them very well keep them till I come I recd a beautiful [illegible] & friendly letter from Mrs Carr lately. Mary wrote me a letter in good verse Father eats only one meal a day now.
I came near quarreling with Mr Osgood lately and may possibly leave them though they are
send one as large a piece of A. Goldranum as possible in your next fold in [illegible] whol one if possible beside the one you keep for me
good as his again Tell your bosses that I will turn them one million of broom handles within a year on one lathe at $2.00 per thousand, this would be an average of more than 3 thousand per day Doty has gone to Missouri, Stokes to Cleveland Ohio Our foreman told me that those [Mortisings?] machines cost $3.75,00 a piece at Cincinati Ohio from Fay & Co manufactures
I am very busy with my fair articles
The flood filled our Mill Cellar and made us stop for four days John Reaves & [illegible] send their best respects so do I Write oftener, and write long letters I will tell you in a few weeks what I am going to do this winter I am going to talk with [Or'?] & Smith soon
As [ever?] cordially your brother John.
1866 Sep 27
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Daniel H. Muir, 1866 Sep 27" (1866). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1203.
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