June 30 things, and at 4 o'clock took theboat for Stockton. Here we partedwith friends made dear to us byhaving passed through the sametrials on our passage. Passing upthe bay, we sailed by severaltowns of interest. The shores of thebay are very abrupt and mountainous -covered with scarce anythingat this season, save wildoats and shrubs. I am told, however,that they are very green andbeautiful in the rainy season.We stopped at Benecia and Martenezpassed into Susan Bay - sawthe moon rise most gloriously, andretired to bed, but not to sleep.All night long the musquitoesJune 30. sang about us and welcomed usmost cordially - preventing ourthinking of aught else but themselves.About 4 A. M. we rose to findourselves in Stockton.July 1. Sabbath in Stockton. Yet notmuch like the Sabbath did itseem to us, tired and wearycreatures, so anxious were we toget home. We breakfasted at five,the stages were ready at six.Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Lakeman, theDr. and myself, decided to remainwhile Father and Lawrence Moorewent on in a stage to the Ranch toinform them of our arrival, andthat we were waiting for conveyancethither. We passed a very long lone-
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