A. H. Sellers
My house No is 320 West California St.[letterhead]Dec 29, 1907Dear Mr Muir-We were greatly shocked at what you wrote about poor Helen. The desert is an interesting place to visit but to be banished there for two years seems very hard. I did not answer your letter because I was trying to find some one who had acquaintances at Moh[illegible]- B[illegible] or some other "eating home town" on the desert, but so far have not succeeded. I met Lukens & he says he recomended you going to a ranch near Dagget, but I thought it would be better to get near some town where there was a [illegible] eating house so you could get eastern [illegible]-Neither he or I know whether you have started yet or not, but hope daily to hear from you.We are not in our house yet & it looks as tho' it would be at least 2 weeks more before we get there. It seems an [illegible]able job to get it ready. Our goods & servants are all here. Do let us hear from you when you get located. Mrs Sellers joins me in love & sympathy for you bothYours sincerelyA.H. Sellers04002
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