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Monday, February 3, 1896

Clear many plants in flrs [flowers]

# John [Reid] says one of the herons of the nesting village of the Sycamores in the Vineyard came out to dry & took a general survey of the premises

Tuesday 4

Clear. Mr R called & promised to pay arrears in rent of Valona Ranch in a month.

Wednesday 5

Somewhat foggy in morning. Clear and spring later.

X Wrote to [Jf] Cook of Yo. [Yosemite] favoring reelection of Mr Fields (H.K.)

Several more herons came looking at their old homes

Thursday, February 6, 1896

A wild norther which keeps the sky clear & whitish, & makes nerves tingle. I felt it last evening before it began to blow & was miserable

X Wrote to Sidney Smith to cheer him in his lawsuit.

X Also to Mrs Sellers, thanking her for offer to send me more photos etc.

Friday 7

Fine dry day but full of nerves from north wind

X Wrote to Johnson warning him of a letter I had given or would give to Dr Mc Clean who wants his services in getting appropriation from Congress to buy his Yo [Yosemite] [road].

Saturday 8

Fine springy day the larks busy in the vineyards. The herons not yet returned to their nests. The early flrs [flowers] already gone to seed. The oranges ripen

X Mr Larsens agreed to pay $325 for half lot in Valona.

X Wrote letter of introduction for Dr Mc Lean to Mr Johnson

More herons a dozen or so.

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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