Julius A. Penn
I feel that in the table I have a souvenir well worth having, to take back to my people next year.This, the [rainy?] season has been rather free from violent storms but we have had an abundance of rainfall - Early in July we had a record breaking rainfall of 17".19 in 27 hours. Most of the city experienced a flood [illegible] to a deluge-A few days ago I visited a section of the old wall, near our quarters - and in rambling [illegible]d in the thickets with which it is over grown I found [heavy?] [illegible] [bits?] of construction - that was of great interestand I felt then we made a mistake in letting you sail so soon. There is really a great deal to be seen here that is grand and [illegible] - The section of the wall I examined was built in 1733 - almost an ancient work.I have no doubt you have spent a busy summer with your notes and would not be entirely happy without a few trips to the High Sierras. Wishing you and yours many blessings - and again thanking you for your kind remembrance.I am Sincerelyyour FriendJulius A. PennTo Mr John MuirMartinezCal.
Cuartel de Espana, Manila
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