[Jeanne C.] Carr
 6arching meteors gave me confidence to escape to this snug place where Mr Chesney & I slept one night where I have a fire to dry my socks. This rock shelf extending behind the falls, is about five hundred feet above the base of the fall on the perpendicular rock face How little do we know of ourselves of our profoundest attractions & repulsions of our spiritual affinities How interesting does man become considered in his re- lations to the spirit of this rock & water how significant does every atom of our world become amid the influences of those beings unseen, spiritual - angelic mountaineers that so throng#9185 00194 8the clean & the unclean & he would love all memory & meaning of the diabolical sin begotten term foulness Well I must go down I am disregarding all of the doctors physiology in sitting here in this universal moisture Farewell to you & to all the beings about us. I shall have a glorious walk down the mountain in this thin white light over the open brows grayed with Selaginela & through the thick black shadow caves in the live oaks all stuck full of snowy lances of moonlight #9185 00194
1871 Apr 3
Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x12 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0411
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