[Jeanne C.] Carr
Ind' June 9th '67
Dear friend Mrs Carr
I have been looking over your letters & am sorry to that so many of them are uncons[illegible], My debt to you has been increasing very rapidly of late & I dont think it can ever be paid, I am not well enough to work, & I cannot sit still, I have been reading & botanizing for some weeks, & find that for such work I am not very much disabled, I leave this city for home tomorrow accompanied by Merrill Moores, a little friend of mine eleven years of age, we will go to Decatur Ill'. thence northward through the wide prairies botanizing a
few weeks by the way We hope to spend a few days in Madison and I promise myself a great deal of pleasure. I hope to go south towards the end of summer and as this will be a journey that I know very little about I hope to profit by your coun- sel before setting out. I am very happy with the thought of so soon seeing my Madison friends & Madison, and the plants of Madison & yours. I am thankful that this affliction has drawn me to the sweet fields rather than from them. Give my love to Allie & Henry and all my friends Yours most cordially
Roses with us are now in their grandest splendor
My address for five or six weeks from this date will be, - Portage City Wis -
1867 Jun 9
Original letter dimensions: 20.0 x 25.5 cm
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Jeanne C. Carr, 1867 Jun 9" (1867). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1243.
Reel 01, Image 1074
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