[Louie Strentzel Muir]
[in margin: I will write again in port.]according to the many variable known & unknown circumstances of the case. Of course if DeLong is found we will return at once. If not, a persistent effort will be made to force a way to that mysterious ice, [illegible] Wrangel Land, since it was to is that DeLong was directing his efforts when last heard from. We will be cautious however, & we hope to be back to our homes this fall. Do not allow this outline of Captain Hoopers plan to get into print at present, Good night Love Goodnight to all good night [Annie?] Wanda. It is a wild rough night.[in margin: in circle 6] 00998 2so that there is no crowding. We will probably get into port tomorrow forenoon & remain about 3 days Coaling talking in more stores, etc. Then we will call at the seal Islands St Paul & St George Then push on along the She[illegible] Coast to about Cape Serdze if the ice will allow & there send out a party of four or five, with dogs to draw provisions, to search the North Siberian Coast as far to the W. as possible in a month or two for tidings of the Cost explorers or whales. This party I do not intend to join. I mean to stay on board the
At sea, 50 miles from Oonalaska, [Alaska]
 May 15
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