[David Gilrye Muir]
 [in margin: Fernandina Fla Going to Cedar Key] Oct. 15th
Near Fernandina Florida
Dear brother I rec'd your remittance in about one week after receiving your letter It took ten days to get her I mean to go to Cedar Key Fla & watch a chance for Cuba or some other of the W. Indies I took the boat from Savannah to Fernandina because the coun- try is covered with wet impenetrable swamps I will re- commence my walking this morning I sent my plants per ex' to you please give them to Sarah to care of untill I return Tell her to keep them dry and away from rats & if you or any of you open them to look at them please be extremely careful to avoid mixing or misplacing them
Charge all express charges etc to me & take many thanks for your trouble I yesterday rec'd at Savannah letters from Sarah & D Galloway & from Mother & Dan - was ex- tremely glad to hear from them & from you. Your letter reached me in five days, the others in five weeks I am quite well This sail on the wide blue sea make me think of the old Warren & old Dunbar. The steamer is now within a few m's of Fernandina I am sorry to say that I can- not tell any of you where to write to Now do take the extramest care of my specimens I am with much love to all your bro' John Goodbye
(Original letter in possession of David Gilrye Muir] Near Fernandina, Florida, Oct. 15th,  Dear brother: I rec'd your remittance in about one week after receiving letter. It took ten days to get here. I mean to go to Cedar Keys, Fla. and watch a chance for Cuba or some other of the W. Indies. I took the boat from Savannah to Fernandina because the county is covered with wet impenetrable swamps. I will recommence my walking this morning. I sent my plants per ex[press] to you. Please give them to Sarah to care of until I return. Tell her to keep them dry and away from rats, and if you or any of you open them to look at them please be extremely careful to avoid mixing or misplacing them. Charge all express charges, etc. to me, and take many thanks for your trouble. I yesterday rec'd at Savannah letters from Sarah and D[avid] Galloway, and from Mother and Dan - was extremely glad to hear from them and from you. Your letter reached me in five days, the others in five weeks. I am quite well. This sail on the wide blue sea makes me think of the old Warren and old Dunbar. The steamer is now within a few ms. of Fernandina. I am sorry to say that I cannot tell any of you where to write to. Now do take the extremest care of my specimens. I am, with much love to all, Your bro[ther] John Goodbye
Near Fernandina, Fla.
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.0 cm
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to David Gilrye Muir, 1867 Oct 15" (1867). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1259.
Reel 01, Image 1144
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