William C. Flint
San Francisco Cal.
January 28th /90.
My Dear Friend:
At the earliest time permitted by my mental and physical condition, I acknowledge receipt of your tender words of sympathy. Sympathy sweetens the bitter contents of the cup from which I am made to drink. It is soothing, but the wound is deep, and more than human balm is required for true relief. Heavy and dreadful has been my blow, and desper-
-ate is the warfare between my strength and grief. At times the latter about conquers and it is difficult to find hope. Oh, how sweet would be a full consciousness that I can again take the hand of my sainted boy in mine, and be with him forever. For your condolence accept our gratitude and may heaven keep you and yours ever from sorrow, through the whole of life. I sorrow, I am sincerely
William C. Flint
John Muir Esq
Martinez - Cal.
San Francisco, Cal
1890 Jan 28
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Flint, William C., "Letter from William C. Flint to [John Muir], 1890 Jan 28." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1879.
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