[Thomas Magee]


John Muir


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Im [say?] His address - if [Im] write direct to him - is Kilmarnock[in margin: 901]In spite of the severe weather & half [illegible] along the [Dalton?] trails from before daylight until nearly dark every way & into poor [&?] insufficient foods the trip out did me good The 200 miles in a canoe up stream against very heavy [illegible] ice & the current was a terror - a holy terror I fully calculated that I would never get out, but I didnt care - in the sense that I was not afraid in the least & that if I fell in the least I would have fallen [fighting?] I had with six others diarrhoea into bloody hemmorhages & lumbago in 3 days that no [illegible] in the severity of its pain, I


San Francisco

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