Abbie A. Allen
Apr. [21st?], 1880
Dear Mr Muir
I cannot help congratulating you that you are again among civilized people, alive, well, & happy of course, as you are now a member of the human family – And now that you have come to earth, I hope the bonds will be so strong, that you can never flee were [from?] [were?] [from?] [illegible] of [illegible]; but settle down in that lovely nook among the [hills?], where the [pipper?] tree, the orange & pine flourish — I well remember the admiration your beloved had for this most [graceful?] of
trees - Hope you have not [illegible] [from?] her love for them. I must tell you that ours, we have watched with [tended ears?], are all dead – every one – I look at them in their withered strength and [blighted?] beauty, & wonder if you could have willed them dead. how we bear you are married. I dismiss that thought, for I am sure your thoughts have had quite a different [bent?] – We are happy for you, but do not forsake us in your new love. We had a faint promise of a visit, from Miss S — and shall be all the more pleased to see her as Mrs Muir — Accept our heartily felt good wishes. Abbie A. Allen
1880 Apr 27
Original letter dimensions: 11 x 9.5 cm.
Allen, Abbie A., "Letter from Abbie A. Allen to John Muir, 1880 Apr 27." (1880). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 541.
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