[Page 1a] 1419 Taylor St San Francisco Cal April 22 1877 William Trout, Dear friend I read your last so full of the exposition at Philadelphia with a great deal of interest. The impressions that a fresh mind like yours receives are always infinitely more valuable than those of the regular skilled reporter, at least to me who always values realities alone. I feel sad at times when I think of the repression and sequestration of a life like yours, so much real power and originality held down far below the possibilities of perfect development, by force of repressive circumstances. There are many who appear as leaders in science and mechanic arts who have far
San Francisco, Calif.
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