T. Hunt


John Muir


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the country, from the piazza on a clear day we have a view of the Sacramento river & Coast [Range?] beyond--the hills beyond Ma[illegible] a little farther north & still farther northeast Cape Horn & "Giant Gap" From the hill back of our cottage a long [range?] of distant mountains & bits of the snowy summits of the Sierras, the [intervening?] country dense forests of pine & oak, not far distant a small group of half a dozen "Sequoia," if you have not already explored this part of the world, why don't you come up & find these "Big Trees." [Mr.?] Howell's is a little comfortable place; he & Mrs. H. are busy about their fruit all day, no one else in the house but Miss Ballard, myself, & the Chinaman. we expect to be there a few weeks longer, & then return to Oakland, where we shall certainly help to have the pleasure of seeing you. Yrs trulyT. Hunt.


Grass Valley, Calif

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