3 but they finally decided to come with me & I am sure they are glad to have done so. The views were magnificent in the way & from the verandah of this house as you know. The Bridal Veil & Yosemite Falls have almost no water in them but Vernal & Nevada & Ill[illegible] are beautiful. We go through to [illegible] this afternoon & enter Los Angeles & so on to St. Louis. We enjoyed very much our stay at your house & were very glad to meet your wife & daughter. Some day we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you in Philadelphia but you probably know T[illegible]d Park & B[illegible]s Garden where our [illegible] [illegible] are to be found - Oh! by the way, some time [in?] July if this [illegible], a young man [died in the saddle?] a [illegible] of the excursions in the Yosemite Valley - his family have sent some of his [illegible] to [illegible] [illegible] of [illegible] library in the Big Tree Room at the Sentinel Hotel - Among them I [found?] your "Mountains of California"-[letterhead][letterhead]The dust along the way [illegible] something [illegible] it was an amusing sight when we met the [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] hundred knights Templar & their families. You may [illegible] imagine what a gri[illegible] [illegible] they had - Captain Smith of the Siberia & [illegible] [illegible] were in the [back seat?] [illegible] [illegible] of the w[illegible] & he was so grey & dirty that I could hardly recognize him-Will you remember us most kindly to your wife & "[locomotive?]" daughter, & thanking you for your hospitality I amYours very sincerelyEmily Bell1428 Spruce [St?]Philadelphia03438
Glacier Point, [Yosemite]
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