[Ludlow] & Abby H. Patton
[in margin: No 6, Wall street is our address] Palace Hotel. San Francisco, Oct 5th 1879.[Friend?] Muir, The last rays of the setting sun are shinging in to our window at the Palace and perhaps it is the last sunset we shall ever see in this city of the Golden Gate. I could not think of leaving the Pacific Coast without saying good bye to you who so much love all the world about here. California you may say has made you, and you in return have made California and you are both richer for having made each other. You will preside in staying up among the great glaciers and ice fields of the Sticheen, and cant come down to the level of common folks who have only sand lots, lone mountains and golden gates 00867 Mrs [Marie?] Mason received your grasshopper autograph along with your own and wrote of you in such terms that would make your eyes look bright, and heart throb more [illegible], could you read what she [deleted: wrote]- has written = Long may you live & climb mountains and 00867
Palace Hotel, San Francisco, [Calif]
1879 Oct 5
Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14 cm.
Reel 03, Image 1154
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