A. H Sellers
Apr 8 1895
John Muir Esq
My dear friend,
Saturday I read a telegram from the Secretary of my campaign telling me that I must be in Chicago on the 15" inst without fail. An important matter has unexpectedly come up that will require my presence. I regret this exceedingly as wife & I were intending to start for San Francisco the last of this week & make our promised visit to you. When we came here we did not intend to make so long a stay but about a month ago they (certain men who wanted it) commenced bidding up on my lot & 2 weeks ago I sold it for $18,000. & only succeeded in closing
the deal day before yesterday (Saturday)
My office informs me that the business that I was attending to in San Francisco last January may & probably will require me to go there again early in June & I shall bring my wife with me & then make our promised visit. Am sorry you & Mr Keith could not have come down here this winter as it has been very delightful, in fact the pleasantest winter we ever spent here, and we would have made you both have a royal time, as it has been a series of private-car & tallyho excursions of which, had you been here, you would have been an important part.
Remember us kindly to Mr & Mrs Keith and your dear "mother-in-law". We expect to leave tomorrow night & would be glad to get a line from you
A H Sellers
1895 Apr 08
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15.5 cm.
Sellers, A. H., "Letter from A. H Sellers to John Muir, 1895 Apr 8." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3079.
Reel 08, Image 0931
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