[John Muir]


[Jeanne C. Carr]


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[1] #27 Seven miles north from Snellings May 16th 69Dear friend, The thoughts of again meeting with you & with the mountains - make me scarce able to hold my pen If you can let me know by the first of June when you will leave Stockton I will meet you in the very valley itself. When the grass of the plains is dead most owners of sheep drive their flocks to the pastures green' of the mountains, & as my soul is athirst for mountain [things?] I have engaged between the head waters of the Tuol[illegible] & Yo Semite, within a few hours walk of the valley. For the next two weeks I will be at Hopeton. Sometime in the first week of June I will start from this place (Patrick Delaney Ranch) for the mountains, by the middle of June or a little later we will have our flock settled in the new home, & having made special arrangements for a two weeks ramble, with you, I will ten be ready & free, any time between - say the 20th of June & 15th of July will suit me. I [intended?] to enjoy another hap[illegible] in the [illegible] of Yo-Semite whether with companions of like passions or alone, surely then [in margin: I bid you goodbye thanking the Lord for the hopes of seeing you & for his goodness to you in [turning?] [Yours?] face towards his most holy mansion of the mountains.]


Seven miles north from Snellings, Calif.

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1869 May 16


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 39.5 cm.

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