Hamilton Nevada. Sep’ 11th 1878.Dear Strentzels. All goes well in camp [ some?] that [ bag?] of grapes you so kindly sent. I telegraphed for it on arriving at this place to be sent by Wells Fargo but it has not come & we leave here tomorrow. We had hoped to have been in Eureka by the middle of last month but the unknown factors so abundant in our work have pushed us so far southward we will not now be likely to go there at all. Nevertheless I have enjoyed your kindness even in this lost grape expression of it but you must not try to send anymore because we will not again be within grape range of railroads until on our way home in Oct or November. Then should there be any left I will manifest for my own good & the edification of civilization a fruit capacity & fe[illegible] to be found only in savage camps. Since our Lone Mountain exper[illegible] we have not been thirsty. Our course hence his first
1878 Sep 11
Original letter dimensions: 31 x 21.5 cm.
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