[James Davie] Butler
2good news all & I must keep those boys in sight good fire in them. My love to them all.I am busy now with "Picturesque California" - something like Picturesque America You will soon see it. The ranch & grapes also take much of my time.My feeling your presence as you entered Yosemite Valley while I was seated sketching on the summit of the North Dome is the one marvel of my life. After coming around the base of El Capitan you might, if you had had a good field glass & had known where to look, have seen me suddenly drop my work & rise up & gaze into the alley towards you, & then run down to the verge of the cliff trying to go to you direct. Then realizing that it would be impossible to find a way down before dark I turned toward my camp thinking
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