1419 Taylor St San Francisco Dec 3d 1877My dear General. I arrived in my old winter quarters here a week ago, My seasons field- -work done, & I was just sitting down to write to Mrs Bidwell when your letter of Nov 29th came in. The tardiness of my Kings River post. is easily explained. I committed it to the care of a mountaineer who was about to descend to the lowlands, & he probably carried it for a month or so in his breeches pocket in accordance with the well known business habits of that class of men. & now since you are so kindly interested in my welfare I must give you here, a sketch of my exploration since I wrote you from Sacramento. I left Snag Jumper at Sacramento in charge of a man whose name I have forgotten. He has boats of his own, & I tied Snag to one of his stakes in a snug out of-the-way nook above the railroad bridge. I met this pilot a mile up the river on his way home from hunting. He kindly led me into port, & then conducted me in the dark up the Barbary Coast into the town; & on taking
1419 Taylor St. San Francisco, [Calif]
1877 Dec 3
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