John H. Riley


John H. Riley


John Muir


January 15th 1867

Friend John I seated my self to write you a few lines to ask a favor of you to see Mr O. S. good or Smith and see what they will give me per weak if I can f[illegible] thing her to get there by the last of F[illegible] and the best the [illegible] strait for one year or more if we can get a long to geather longer for John I had a settlement with this man at I am [illegible] his pl[illegible] and he [illegible] me to cut his wood and hall it to his house for his team to get my fire wood up and that dont [illegible] me that kind of work and more I wont do that nay for him or no other man I ofer to cut his wood and he haul mine or lad a bout this dont s[illegible] him so he may do better or worse just as it suit him every body is working for the intrust I am of that conclusion to and how [illegible] [illegible] self please see them and not let on to them bout my [illegible] this leave me well and mine and I hope at this will find you and boys all in that good health that is to every man or aught to be


please to tell father that [illegible] are all well and that I is got home safe Mr Muir I look for and speady answer to friend Muirs from John H Riley

John you please to see O S good or Smith and if they will give me as much a weak or more and send me 25 dollars so I can move I will come at once [illegible] you see them see the best they will do for me to work a year for the firm and if they will give me every other job beside the one I had that I can do y I would as leaf have it and if not I will take my old job talk to Mr Jones and see it may be at ther is some job that he can work me in if that man wants to keep the circle saw that I had let me no as soon as is have

Knightstown Po Henery [illegible]



[Henry County, Ind.]

Date Original

1867 Jan 15


Original letter dimensions: 25.0 x 20.0 cm

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 0916

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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