J. F. Crosett
[illegible] know how you or me or addressing [illegible] [illegible] I [illegible] a path of large [illegible] ran as [illegible] [moist?] ground. What are you doing here. When do you get the [illegible] What going to do with them[illegible] [illegible] [refreshing?] scenes more wonderful than the [illegible] or of the interest attached to everything. Nothing seems [illegible] or dear or [illegible] [illegible] the [illegible] streams [illegible] grass flrs birds all [take?] our attention even to the [mosquitoes?] we feel like stop to talk to them & [illegible] happy fellow how fortunate you are to live [here?] [illegible] this [illegible] day How happy you must be to the streams [illegible] from a crystal bed you have to flow over every drop of your sparkling domain water must feel happy. Well may you dance & sing to [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] sky todip your head into what sunshine to warm & [illegible] kindle your crystals wh may my crystal on your [bodies?] grin in [illegible] every day thrill with joy. I [illegible] beautiful eyes how fair the pictures that fold you [illegible] [illegible] the [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] the fringe of trees & flrs about your brows. Well may your spangles glow & [throb?] Cool shadows fresh rain & snow blessing & [illegible] all the [illegible] to [steam?] where [came?] you my friend [illegible to end of page]
San Francisco, [Calif]
1887 Nov 16
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.
Reel 05, Image 0884
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