in the Forests." Do you remember my sister-in law's mother the old lady whom you met when you were here two years ago? You would enjoy seeing her enjoyment of your book. "Why it is a poem" she exclaims as she reads. "The Mountains of California" is not the kind of book I was looking for however. I thought when you were here, that you were preparing a scientific work--something beyond my capacity. Did you not then intend to write upon the glacialsystem of California or something of that kind? I remember I told you that if you had treasured up scientific knowledge which no one else possessed, you ought to stop "climbing" and put your knowledge in print for the benefit of the world. Is such a book to follow the one we have? I see your Merrill friends occasionally--not so often as I wish however. Janet Moore has been at home some months, and is sufficiently restored in both bodily and mental strength to enjoy her
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