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Carmilita June 11.
The enclosed letter will explain itself. Mrs Jackson is one of our most gifted women & authors but as 'crochety' as it is the privilege of genius to be. She broke her leg early in the fall, a '[commcrated?] compound fracture' and came for the third time to Los A. to winter.
She laid in a crowded boarding house with bad courage, and taking little bodily exercise - was even poisoned. She has fallen into the hands of a [vanity?] of homeopaths who make a good thing of it I fancy.
I thought our friend John would laugh one of his awful laughs at this "innocent abroad"
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who expects to get to the "Dutchmans Flat" by train, and thence keep moving for three months when it is cool and mosit & not over 4000 ft high.
Maybe John will remember a [illegible] bakc of Nesaka which would meet her requirements. I have told her in my replay to her letter that I would ask you to call on her at 1600 Taylor St. S. [illegible] I have also told her how you travelled once with the dear mother and saved her all these blessed years.
I think she would be grateful for a word from you. and she is well worth saving.
And I love you all as I climb toward the hills when we shall have plenty of time to say what is in our hearts.
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 27 cm.
Carr, Jeanne, "Letter from Jeanne Carr to [John Strentzel],  Jun 11." (1885). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1602.
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