Mrs. [L.] Strentzel
[underlined: 53] 1419 Taylor St San Fran’ June 20th 1878Dear Mrs Strentzel; Your kind note has just came to hand, I appreciate your motherly care, but what can a body do? If an explorer of Gods fine wildernesses should wait until every danger be removed than he would wait until the sun set. The war country lies to the north of our line of work some two or three hundred miles. Some of the Pah Utes have gone with to join the B[illegible] & those left behind are not to be trusted, but we will be well armed, & they will not dare to attack a party like ours unless they mean to declare war, however gladly they might seize the opportunity of killing a lonely & unknown explorer. In any case we will never be more than two hundred miles from the railroad. We are nearly ready & will set out in a day or two.[in margin: 00798]
1419 Taylor St. San Fran[cisco, Calif]
1878 Jun 20
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
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