[Louie Strentzel Muir]
the president had [struck?] for the woods and had not been seen by the expectant people in the valley. The stage tickets that we were worrying about were alright as the people who had return tickets could go on the stage too. Frances [Yearhart?] met us in Merced for a few minutes. The hotel at Coulterville is fine and as it was cool the whole place seemed more attractive than when we saw it last. We eat as if we hadn't been fed for months and hard tack seems delishious . The cake you sent in was eaten on the stage and seemed vastly better than any cake that had ever been made before, you have made friends for life of all the boys by sending it.
[1903 May 19]
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 17 cm.
Reel 13, Image 0564
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