Phila’ July 7th 91
My Dear Brother John:-
Yours of July 2nd has been received and I have sent it to Mr Cory who is my associate and will do all in his power but I fear to expect him to carry it longer for the mortgage belongs to his father and he has helped me much already. I would pawn my own happiness to pay this incumbrance and make this trade a profitable one to you were it possible but I am
utterly unable to pay out a dollar for any purpose other than for a very modest living, I am hoping for power every day, it may come soon, when I will buy the property from you if you please and make our happiness sure again, I am very sorry for all of this, but I did what seemed to be for the best.
Very Truly Walter Brown
1891 Jul 7
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Brown, Walter, "Letter from Walter Brown to John Muir, 1891 Jul 7." (1891). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 88.
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