Emily [O. Pelton]
4.with you again this evening and give you the result of todays labor. I wish you would write immediately on receiving this address to [Wanzeka?] Wis. I shall pass near that place in a few days Truly your friend J Muir 13  [1863, July 8]Dear friend Emily When morning had dawned after our evening log house adventure, we found ourselves upon the brink of one of the highest points overhanging the river. It seemed as though we might almost leap across it The sun was unclouded, and s[illegible] with fine effect upon the fleecy sea of fog contained by its simple banks of bluffs - later it flowed smoothly away as we g[illegible] and g[illegible] us the noble Mississippi in full view. Breaking the spell which bound us here so long we leisurely proceeded to explore the pretty glen which we hoped before in the dark. here we spent some hours of great interest and added some fine plants and fossils to our growing wealth, and soon found ourselves upon the shore [illegible] the great river
Fountain Lake [Wisc.]
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Reel 01, Image 0636
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