37 fawns new fertile bottom lands on which most of the best ranches are locations malaria pretty common from one end to the other. The amount of water river in the river Nov 13th 1877 a dry year is about ten feet wide 2 ft deep flowing 3 miles per hour - a month ago while evaporation was much greater. The amount was less than half as much nearly dry -
The San Jou was in most places a series of currentless pools separated [whitly] by sand bars now quite a current can [about] new Merced.
Hills Ferry at the confluence 5th day camped about 5 miles [upside down 22]
Original journal dimensions: 10.5 x 17 cm.
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