Dan[iel H. Muir]
 Ranch in the foothills two miles from La Grange Merced Co Cal'a. Apr 17th 69Dear brother Dan Your letter of Feb 22' reached me a few days ago over on Dry Creek where I was engaged in the wooly work of sheepshearing I am glad to hear that unto David a son is born, & that you have discovered a profession & a girl, that you can cordially make you own. I have always [maintain?] ed that the Scotch are the salt of the earth, the French are more off[illegible] & [illegible]. The [illegible] more lively & graceful & the Germans more [dreamy?] & imaginative, but for real kindness of heart - depth of intellect & all of the graver-higher attributes of humanity the sons of Coladonia are unequalled[in margin: I mean to go to South America next winter, then to Europe. Then however the plains & mountains of Cala are glorious again with innumerable flowers. It is raining today. The peaks of the Sierras are covered in clouds. My [illegible] is [illegible]. Covered address Hopeton's as before.]
… two miles from La Grange Merced Co. Cala
1869 Apr 17
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