[Annie Kennedy] Bidwell
How grand an outburst of bloom there will be about your home when the spring & sunshine is warm & what a rising from the dead in the dry levels cast of your house among the gilias & newsphilas & daisies. Go ahead with your botany, & make your floral hay while your free summer days last Remember me to the General I will see you when ever I can. Cordially your friend, John Muir.  920 Valencia St. San Francisco, Feb 17th 1879.Dear Mrs Bidwell, I have no distinct memory of the incident that has given you so much uneasiness. So you see how unfounded it was. I was sorry to have missed seeing the General, I went out to your friends on Ellis St to find out where he was stopping, & then hastened to the [ Occidental?], but he had returned to Chico the day before. As to the cordial invitation to your pretty home I can only assure you both that I warmly appreciate your kindness & will make use of it without reserve whenever [deleted: I] fate or the wind or providence pushes me to Chico. I usually[address envelope: Mrs General Bidwell. Chico Butte County, California.
920 Valencia St. San Francisco, [Calif]
1879 Feb 17
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