David [Gilrye Muir]
Cedar Keys Florida  Dec 13 - ['67?] [Sick Dec 13?]
Dear bro [David?] I am still a prisoner of sick[illegible]. I have had [pain more or less ever?] since the first attack I had a [illegible] three days ago, have [confined to bed ever?] since I have not been [illegible] [illegible] to come home any thime since I was sick. I am troubled with drenching night sweats which are very weakening In my f[illegible] I am often [illegible]ible but I hope that my [illegible] [illegible] will bear it all Hopes of enjoying the glorious mountains & flower fields of S. America
does much to sustain me I know that I would soon recover if I was at home. I feel more like getting well now than I have for a long time, say to mother & the girls that I am getting better, don't till them any more, Your letter of the 20th [Nov?] took twenty days to come As soon as that 75 dollars reaches me I will take the steamer for New Orleans & if the doctors there tell me to go home I suppose I will have to submit I suppose those feaus are the price of my walk & I am willing to pay it, I hope you are all well. Has Dan returned to Mich, Did you receive my plants My money is nearly all spent. I hope to get that package per Ex [illegible]
Goodbye David My love to all
Cedar Keys, Fla.
Original letter dimensions: 13.0 x 19.5 cm
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to David Gilrye Muir, 1867 Dec 13" (1867). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1262.
Reel 01, Image 1156
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