[Daniel H. Muir]
follow the rivers in level place here, wending along among reed & willows like a snake in the gra[ss?] [&?] their pathways are narrow & crooke[d?] here but in Florida they occupy broad sheets of districts notched & dotted like prairies & islands upon a map. I have a sore throat always sorest when I swallow. The parotid or carotid or some other glands are swollen. I had a debate with a man who lives over the Tuolumne river upon the causes of insanity, he hild that all forms of insanity p[illegible]ded directly from a disorder- ed stomach, nerves & brains had nothing to do with it. He have it as his experience that the stomach was the first to feel bad news & fear of death also that the ole factory & optic nerves connected directly with the same important [sack?] as proof of these original views he made his wife bring Camphor & Amonia
Near La Grange, [Calif. ]
 Nov 15
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