Sarah [Muir Galloway]
Oakland Jan 16th 1875My dear Sister Sarah I have just returned from a long train of excursions in the Sierras & find yours & many other letters waiting, all that accumulated for five months I spent my holidays on the Yuba & Feather rivers exploring. I have of course worked hard & enjoyed hard. Ascending Mtns crossing Canons. [ Rambling?] ceaseless =ly over hill & dale plain, & lava bed I thought of you all gathered with your little ones enjoying the sweet & simple pleasures that belong to your lives & loves. I have not yet in all my wanderings found a single person so free as myself. Yet I am bound by my studies & the laws of my own life. At times I feel as if driven with whips, & ridden upon, when in the 00716
1875 Jan 16
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0261
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