[Annie] Wanda [Muir]
[Louie S. Muir]
it is rather dry & dusty as you have no doubt guessed by the looks of this paper but the weather has been delightful all the time & the grand domes & cliffs, the big trees and the beautiful river more beautiful ever than either the Merced or Tuolomne make[s?] it an ideal place to camp. One does not realize how many people are here unless one helps wash dishes or doles out soup to the hungry multitude. There are now nearly two hundred people in the canon [diacritic], rather too many to be in one camp but still every thing goes finely & the way things are managed is simply marvelous, there never seems to be any rush or hurry yet all the work of this big camp is done with the regularity & precision of clock work. The three chinamen who do the cooking never seem particularly busy yet we ate 57 big loves of bread yesterday for one meal we had hard tack for the other & every thing else in proportion. Yesterday evening everyone tried to make as much noise as possible in celebrating the glorious fourth & a terrific racket was the result. Then we had a big bon fire rally, fire crackers, music
circa  Jul 5
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