Annie K[ennedy] Bidwell
loveliness when the fruit trees are in bloom, so you must come and see for yourself. I regret to have to say my sister leaves for Washington on Tuesday next., It is my purpose to go a day’s journey with her, that she may feel less lonely, (which of course she will if located for a day with me ere being left alone.) General suggest I stop at Lake Tahoe, but that is one of the questions. How pleas- ant if we could all visit “Kings river” as a camping party! But alas! As I am so busy today, and have written in such haste, having invited company to tea tonight, & having many calls to make this afternoon, you will pardon me for sending such a poor return for your good letter, but I prom- ise to make my next better! Wishing you every joy in your antici pated expedition, and a safe return.  believe me, Very Sincerely Your friend Annie K. Bidwell Rancho Chico Oct. 13th 1877Mr Muir. My dear friend. We were rejoiced last evening to receive such good news from you, as yours from Sacramento, of the 10th [ inst.?], contained. Glad of your pleasant and safe trip in that perilous little “Spoonbill”, or “Snag jumper”, the “make” of which filled us with apprehension lest it would [underlined: at least] drop you into the waters of the Sacramento. I think the “flag ship” deserved a fourth name; that of “acrobat”, since it proved itself such a dancer on, and over, snags, & brought you at last safely into port! We have been really anxious about your trip,
Rancho Chico, [Calif]
1877 Oct 13
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