J[ulia] M[errill] Moores
Perhaps you know the [ situation?] of the Fort. Some one hundred and fifty feet almost perpendicularly above the water – built on the rock. A few steps will take us into thickets of evergreens – along shady roads. over arched with maples & oaks or birch. Mossy banks – or hillsides covered with ferns.- Imm[illegibles] – daisies & [illegible]slips – with the slight hare bell’ vary the scene. The side from one side of the island to the other – through these shady lanes – or rather roads. for they wind about in every conceivable way – There is a post boat in which we can sail – or we can get a row boat and row Cousin Charlie will take us around the island. We are at no loss for occupation. all day long we breathe this perfect air and at night sleep as we did when children. 00740
1876 Aug 19
Original letter dimensions: 13 x 39.5 cm.
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