July 1. some day, at the Magnolia Hotel.Saw Mr. and Mrs. Smith,three Hennry brothers, and MessrsBush and Whiting. My face wasvery much swollen and painfulfrom the bites of the musquitoes.Between 7 and 8 P. M. a carriagearrived from the Ranch, andwe rode out and arrived therea little before midnight. Theroad thither seemed to windthrough what resembled on orchardof oak-trees, on a perfectplain. The moon shone beautifully,and shed a hole of light on allaround. We found them all readyto receive us. Father has been complainingall day, and tonight isquite sick.July 2. Monday. I was waked early frommy short sleep by the sweet singingof birds. It delighted me so muchafter being at sea so long, that itreally predisposed me to love mynew home. The home in whichwe live is Brother Elmer's - notquite finished yet - two storieshigh. It is situated on a knoll commandinga beautiful view ofthe surrounding country of thechain of mountains in the distance,but it is not so well shaded fromthe sun, as the old house. Thereare large trees all around - largerthan I ever saw before - one sixfeet in diameter. Father is very sickwith the Panama fever, The morn-
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