[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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4us to drink without ceasing from all in turn because 'everyone of em had medicine in it & therefore sure to do good. All our party were sick, perhaps from indulging too freely in "canned goods" of uncertain age. But whatever the poison might have been these waters failed to wash it away though we applied them freely & faithfully internally externally & almost eternally as one of the party said. Next morning all who had come through the ordeal of Yellow jackets ancient meats & medicinal waters with sufficient strength resumed the journey to Paradise Valley & Camp of the Clouds. And strange to say only two of the party were left behind in bed too sick to walk or ride. Fortunately at this distressing crisis by the free application of remedies ordinary01366


S[an] F[rancisco]

Date Original

1889 Jul 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0185

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Page 4


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