Letter from John Muir to Frances N. Pelton, ca. 1861" by John Muir

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Muir, John
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4. our devotion ever sharpened ought not Christians to place the money in the ministers hand without this sinful artifice The minister has got the money and sunday has come so he has to thank them all in church Dear congregation your festival was a complete success. Your pastor thanks you much and hopes by this care for him to be more zealous then ever "With such sacrifices God is well pleased" Though you have given me more then you were able God will supply all your want - to hear so many groaning with aches "Ive got a devil of a headache" or 'gratulating themselves thus "Gola did'nt we have a darned good time", "wasn't the icecream right though", And then hear1. 13th There are good ministers here and bad ones, and much inconsistency among church members By a unversalist or unitarian minister satans sins are weekly strengthened but thank God, by others are his unsearchable riches faithfully preached The Methodists have a plain zealous preacher, but they had what they call a 'festival' I presume you are not as ignorant of this piece of piety as I was I'll tell you about it The minister needed some money, and said so, the city hall where spirit rappers and showman and wizards play their underground pranks, is hired. Men and