Emily [O.Pelton Wilson]
Sep. 3 1905
We are all here for Helen's sake. She has been here about six weeks & is rapidly recovering. The pain in her lung is gone & she is growing strong & brave as ever. She has several times galloped 30 miles or more over the hot dry desert without fatigue. Wanda too is resting after the terrible strain & burdens of the last eventful months so am I & soon I hope to be able to go on with my work - the only cure these mortal hurts. I have not been "critically ill" or "broken down" as reported in the newspapers, only deadly tired & exhausted by hard work anxiety & sorrow. Remember me to your cousins. Thanks for all your kind sypmpathy. I'll tell particulars
of our sad story when you come home. We are all thankful that dear wife & mother suffered but little. Goodbye old friend.
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Emily [O.Pelton Wilson], 1905 Sep 3." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3414.
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