Wives is it by death or? and you spoke about Cosy but did not mention Flora. Does that Cabbin still stand that you and I built and lived in so long? how well I rember the time you and I started for the plains when we went down the river trail and I als distinctly remember the morning we left Delaneys ranch to go into the Valley it was a tough trip but it did not hurt us any did it John J M Hutchings wan't much of a man I can see it now but you I did not follow as much as I had ought to but the lessons and the talks you gave me done me more good in my after life than I thought or dreamed of do you remember the time you and I went up to the top ofWorcester MassachusettsDecember 15" 1901Mr John MuirMartinezCalDear SirYes, I am the same Harry Randall who in the days of Auld langsyne was your companion in the Yosemite. And you may think by my not answering your letter sooner that I was not glad to hear from you but such is not the case for when I received your letter and commenced to read it my boy said what is the matter with you I said I have just got a letter from John Muir the man I have told you so much about. Now I am not going to make excuses for not writing sooner I think it was in seventy two that James Hamilton and I left02827Harry Randallthe Bridal Vail falls and staid there untill after sunset and did not get down into the Valley untill the next morning? I do Of course Mrs Sproat is dead long ago, but she could make some fine muffinsWell I would like to know more about yourself when you can find time to write to me and if you see [Kinney?] give him my respect Well I have written you enough so you can identify me as the Same Harry there is a man here in Worc that always call me Harry the same as you used to and it always makes me think of you02827
1901 Dec 15
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