Sallie J. Kennedy
safety and your companions also preserved. I hope nothing in your experiences will ever again approach it. I am just a little distrustful. Before coming to Berkshire I passed five weeks among relatives in N.W. Pennsylvania. There I rejoiced in beautiful views – long drives and rambles, and many days on beautiful sheets of water. Nothing do I see that delights me but a little shadow that’s over me with the thought “how our little party of last summer would enjoy this. Heart, mind, and body, have been repressed. it is time almost I was turning home-ward, but from here on the 28th I expect to go to New York – then Brooklyn, then Morristown – to be at home by October 15th I am anx- ious to see some of a New England Autumn. Already a few branches and 00815  Abby Lodge Sep. 15th, 1878.My dear Mr Muir. Where are you just now? Listening [ for answer will avail nothing?] – none can come. This is a beautiful Sabbath day. One year ago where were we wandering? Your welcome letter came two days since, I was happy to have so long a lone, which could tell me so much. Scold you? So I am only thankful for your escape from your perilous expedition. I do not associate with you the thought of heedlessness or unneces- sary exposure to danger. (This is I fear an admission.) I know you would not act evilfully or blindly. I am passing three weeks in the country between Pittsfield and Lenox, Mass. visiting a particular friend Miss Lathers.
Abby Lodge [Mass.]
1878 Sep 15
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