S. Hall Young
10pect you and all your family to be frequent visitors at the gubernatorial mansion at Sitka.Mrs. Y. is well, except that she is worn out by household cares. Our two bright girls are in the Prep. School of the College, studying Latin, Ger. etc. The second one, Alaska, has become quite a violinist, and will make her mark there. Should I get my appointment I would put them in some good school on the Pacif. Coast.But "there's many a slip"- and I may not get it. If I do I hope we will yet take many trips together.I tingle in every nerve, whenever summer comes, to be gone to the woods & wilds. I have taken several enjoyable outings, but they do not compare with Alaska. The best I have had was a canoe ride, two summers ago, from Lake & Itasca to Aitkin in Minn - 500 miles of river & lake - a solid month11of camping & sport.Then I have run down several of the Iowa rivers in my canoe. I have a fine canoe, made by myself, in which my daughters & myself have had some fine outings.What is your family now? Tell me about them.Now my best old friend, write me a good long leter, & forgive my neglect.I don't want you to think by what I said of poverty, etc, that I am lying down on my back & squealing. I am ready for a sturdier fight against the elements than ever. I feel far younger than when I went to Alaska. My troublesome shoulders haven't been out of place since I left Alaska. Ho! for a glacier climb!Excuse the length of this epistle. I couldn't stop. My "terminal facilities" are not good when I get to writing to you. Perhaps02227
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