Sallie J. Kennedy
blossoms and plants were gathered, when the grand the beautiful and sweet things in Nature had refresh- ed mind and heart, all passed with bewildering speed, the pictures only growing more numerous the longer I thought, until at last the spell was broken by a call from General, “A letter from Mr Muir; and what a joy it was for we had felt much anxiety in regard to your venture! You were very good to give us so in detail the thrilling adventures and narrow escapes of the gallant Commander who to heroically carried the Flag Ship, not only around, but over Snags!! Long may you live to chronicle other exploits and may we be so happy as to learn of them; But merriment aside, it was delightful to know you enjoyed your trip; and were going to prosecute your journey farther in the same way, a substantial evidence that you had not yet wearied, he missed you very much, and each day General [illegible] plied with queries, “Where do you think Mr Muir is now?” “Do you think he is on the Buttes to day?” “Where do you imagine he will camp tonight?” &c, &c. General was always ready to give an opinion: but still doubt remained uncomfortably in our minds, until your charming letter
1877 Oct 12
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0603
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