Jeanne Carr


[Ezra S. Carr]


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10[deleted: the river wrapped the patient in it)] piled on the blankets, put hot stenes to his feel, and ate the cracked wheat which I was beginning to think anything but [illegible], feeling almost sure that I should be obliged to spend some days there. The next morning all bettered & we made our first days return march, - to find at the end all our provisions devoured by the Bears. They had gobbled up all the dried beef, and chewed my stockings. Many of their packs were on the sand around us. Muir hurried on to the next camp. to get something for us to Eat, and there also the Bears had been [illegible] and with us. — We all felt a ‘ching [illegible]’ – [deleted: & that the things of the [illegible] here not good)]. We could not stop to get hungrier 11pushed on with only a little graham flour & salt, which the Bears had not gathered. With our appe- tites a little assuaged with a cheese rind, & some unleaved pancakes, we lay down in the stones to rest, before a grand fire. [deleted: Feeling very lonesome without] Muir [deleted: who had] pushed up to the top of the canon to spare anxiety for the boys at whose horse station we were already due. I dropped asleep. About half past eleven. “I heard a voice crying in the Wilderness”! Bread, meat, [underlined: Sugar], [underlined: letters]!! and there stood an Angel of Deliverance laughing over his ragged browses & torn shoes, [deleted: which] and at our bewildered faces. for it did not seem possible that he could have returned so soon. He brought us good mutton chops, lump sugar, & [underlined: tea]! Then scoundrels running on four legs past 00388


[Yosemite Valley, Calif.]

Date Original

[1873 Jul 11]


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 1161

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