of kindred minds. I have often longed that you were here, [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] H. EdwardsJ. Muir.00551  California [illegible] San Francisco. August 25. 1871My dear Muir Your kind letter, which was so welcome to me, found me confined to my bed with a severe attack of rhematic [illegible], & indeed since I received it, I have been in too much suffering to write you a line in reply. I sat up to day for the first time in nearly two weeks, & while I was sitting for a little while in my [illegible] room our dear friend Mrs Carr walked in, & brought me your box of butterflies. The sight of them has done me good, & I hope in a day or two, I will be quite rested. Do not again ever think that you cannot collect, or that what you do find will be valueless. In the
1871 Aug 25
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