Sarah [Muir Galloway]
Yosemite Valley Nov 14th 1873Dear Sister Sarah Have just got down the mtn side from my long trip & find a large pile of letters One from you with Annas photo’ It is very good indeed, she is developing splendidly & you say “yet another Galloway” What a thicket of underbrush is growing up around you How truly rich you & David are in all that is worth having children love & land, Tell David not to work too hard, one gets into the habit of it & soon comes to believe that everlasting high pressure labor is absolutely necessary. If we could accomplish ten times as much we would still be apt to work at the top of our bent driven by the same species of necessity. Be economical & learn to do without things & gain leisure to look up. There is a sermon for you. I have traveled over a thousand miles in this last excursion climbed more mtns than I hoped to climb Have had a very instructive trip in every way Reached the highest Mtn top in the range, perhaps the highest in North America 14900 feet
1873 Nov 14
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.
Reel 02, Image 1223
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