Henry S. Butler
Madison Apr 25' 70
Dear Mother. I was very glad to receive your letter dated the 21st and to hear that you were better. We are all very well, and are getting on better than you could expect. Anna is a good girl and in fact "the goose ha[illegible] high" generally. I had Frank Hoyt here last Fri. night, and Sat. we walked around Fourth Lake, or 25 miles. We started at 5 1/2 A.M. and reach- ed the Branch at 8. which is 7 miles. The Branch is a little village having 1 Store 1 meat market 2 blksmith shops, and 3 Saloons. There is also a mill, but it is not going. This mill has a brick chimney larger than any in Madison, and is, I think, over 100 feet high. It is owned by a man in New York. There are over 100 children in the public school there. Well, Dear Mother, we walked on until we reached home at 3 1/2 PM
so fresh that we could have your on many miles more. Please ask Mrs Taylor about Devil's Lake, as Frank and I would like to go there this vaca- tion. Tell Agnes that "Rake" comes every day to see her. - Our cistern has given out. it must leak. I think I will have the mason look at it. Sam is coming to- night to help me bring water from Gen Lourd's for the washing tomorrow. A letter came for father, from R N Rice. Concord Mass. - a few days ago. I would write more. but must go to the story of the man who says [um pins Aemeas?]. whom I left filling himself at the table of Queen Dido.
Yours truly from your Son Henry S. Butler.
1870 Apr 25
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Butler, Henry S., "Letter from Henry S. Butler to [Mrs. Butler], 1870 Apr 25." (1870). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1335.
Reel 02, Image 0255
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