James D[avie] Butler
Dec 8 1888.
John Muir, Esq.
My dear Friend,
Enclosed I place [illegible] strange telepathy which led you to me beside the Merced. I think all is cor- rectly given.
Henry - with his Bro. Jamie and sister Anna live at Superior - now more than a suburb of Duluth._ Mrs B. and Agnes were also there all summer_
My wife was much invigo- rated_more than by all medicines_
I wandered. _halted in Chicago. Celvelend._ was this [years?] representative in Marietta. Thru in Pittsburg saw
Carnegie's steel works_ near Boston had [illegible] baths. My longest halts were on the Conneticut River now Charleston
From No 4. now Charlestown - in 1754 - the most N.W. point then in it errg. 9 people were thru [illegible] ried off by Indians. I fol- lowed the trail 89 days jour- ney to where the canoes were hid. _ thru to the Indians still on St. Francis River. etc.
I was in Montreal - Ottawa_ the svo. _ and so came to my family.
our trio here send love. _Those at Superior would like to.
With memories and hopes James D. Butler.
1888 Dec 8
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Butler, James Davie, "Letter from James D[avie] Butler to John Muir, 1888 Dec 8." (1888). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1797.
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