John Muir


John Muir


Dave [ ]


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (35)

[Jan. `02].

Dear Dave:

John is going away tomorrow, and as he is very busy he has requested me to write to you. After your last conference our understanding was that all negotiations for next year's lease of the ranch was off, and we immediately began to make other arrangements, not only for the Cutler place, but for all the ranch. These have not gone so far. however, but that you may still have it for another year on the old terms, but after your refusal to trust him, without the trust clause with reference to abundance or shortage of crops. Because after your refusal to trust him under the circumstances he would not again ask you to trust him. In this view of the case, and taking all the circumstances of his dealings with you in the past into consideration, I most heartily and devoutly agree. If, then, you want the place on the old terms without any trust muddlement, please drop me a note, so that further proceedings may be stopped.

Yours truly,
[John Muir]02890


[Martinez, Calif]


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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