Mrs. [Jeanne C.] Carr
Mr Hutchings has not yet returned from Washington & so I will be here all summer I have not heard from you since January I had a letter the other day from Prof' Butler He has been glancing & twinkling about among the towns of all the states at a most unsubstantral velocity May 17. 1870 Did you see the gold of the Joaquin plains this spring There is a later gold in October which you must see Remember me warmly to Dr Carr & all the boys #44 & I remain always most cordially yours John Muir ________________Yosemite, [illegible] Big Oak [illegible]00512  Yosemite May 17thDear friend Mrs CarrOur valley is just gushing throbbing full of open absorbable beauty & I feel that I must tell you about it, I am lonely among my enjoyments - the valley is full of visitors but I have no one to talk to The season that is with us now is about what corresponds to full fledged spring in Wisconsin The oaks are in full leaf & have shoots long enough to bend over & move on the wind The good old breaken is waist high already & almost all the rock ferns have their outermost fronds unrolled Spring is in full power & is steadily reaching higher like a shadow & will will soon reach the topmost h[illegible]
 May 17
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