John Muir


[Annie and John Bidwell and Sallie Kennedy]


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Page 1. Sacramento Oct 10th 1877[underlined: Friends three]. The Chico flagship & I are safely arrived in Sacramento, unwrecked, unsnagged, & the whole winding way was one glorious strip of enjoyment. When I bade you goodbye, on the bank I was benumbed & bent down with your lavish kind= nesses like one of your vine laden willows. it is seldom that I ex= perience much difficultly in leaving civilization for Gods wilds, but I was loathe indeed to leave you three that day after our long free ramble in the mountain woods & that five weeks rest in your cool fruity home. The last I saw of you was Miss Kennedy White among the leaves like a fleck of mist, then sweeping around a bend you were all gone — the old wildness came back, & I began to observe, & enjoy, & be myself again. My first camp was made 00314


Sacramento [Calif.]

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1877 Oct 10


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Reel 03, Image 0577

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