friends have called upon us, coming by the new road. When you write to John please tell him I wish he would secure me any seeds he can of [coniforace?] especially of [illegible] spruce. And I want an Alent work basket. The y make lovely baskets of a strong grass, with cones, which have a rattle woven in. He has doubless seen hundreds of them. Mr Fuller of Napa who used to live on [illegible] Charlotte Sound promised to send me one but I have not received it. Tell him to get you a polar bear skin, of a young bear for his little cub. They make “the loveliest blankets”, lined with quilted silk. What is the use in going to the lands of frost and fire unless one gets baskets and blankets for their pains. By the way, tell John that  Sunday evening – June 12Dear Louie.Your nestling is fast asleep in her cozy nest, and I wish you could walk among my trees, under this glorious noon. I have so much to say to you that I despair of even beginning with the pen, but I trust you do mentally answer my many questions, though they are unspoken. But you must answer this one with your pen. I see in the Bulletin the death of Mrs Julia Colby, wife of G W Colby at Benicia? The notice has affected me strangely. I knew a Miss Julia Colby in Sacramento, and liked her much. She went to Oakland to live. It cannot be the Julia06096
 Jun 12
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