Robert C. Porter
And shall [therefore?] be obliged if you will send the amount as [soon?] as you can, conveninetly. -
I suppose California hill sides are already showing signs of the green of Spring, - and the air is filled with suggestions of its coming - while [illegible] in
13 [Mellen?] St.
My dear Mrs Muir -
With the present issue of the College bills I find that I must ask you for the second $250.00 of the five hundred you are so good as to lend to me.
Inclose a note made out for the amount, -
but I have, as you see left the rate of interest blank, as, through an [oversight?] Mrs [Timming?] has not told me of the interest rate on the on the first $250.
In sending the money I shall be obliged if you will deduct the amount of the
interest for one year in the first note as that seems the simplest method of paying it. I have left the date - as to day of the month blank in his note, - which should be dated on the day the money is sent to me.
The College bills [need?] to be paid before Feb. 21st
Massachusetts are just recovering from what has been the greatest "blizzard" Boston has seen for years. I confess to having been just a little disappointed in the performance - but I suppose my ideas of what a real snow storm should be, - are [exotic?].
I hope that this and [then?] Springs shall find you very truly well. I [illegible] in the "Boston Transcript" a few days
ago a column given to Mr. Muir - which I shall mail to him.
With very sincere good wishes to you, to Mr Muir, and to your daughters - I am
Yours [fondly?] -
Robert C. Porter
Feb. 10 - 1898
1898 Feb 10
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Porter, Robert C., "Letter from Robert C. Porter to John Muir, 1898 Feb 10." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2065.
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