[ Irwin.?] The Mechanics of San Francisco are [making very strong?] [illegible] to have it pass. I wish I could go into a canon and forget work for a little. Read the enclosed & think the only truth there is in it is that Keith is paying Eastmans expenses while he is here taking care of his picture. It will [in margin: 678] hurt Keith – [illegible] blessings on the [illegible] of Strentzel yours always Jeanne Carr
I press all small flowers in an old book, put them in with plenty of space [illegible] & let them dry. without handling. Feb 16. 1876. 
Dear Louie. I think I shall have a little velvet covered book made on purpose to hold your dainty letters. But to your question. I felt obliged to write Mr. J. C. Simon of Sierra Valley that I could not make an exhibit of our plants. Up to this time there is not sign of having any thing done for the Centennial. I did not want any money but I wanted to know that with other
beautiful things a volume of our plants would be well displayed and taken care of by some intelligent person. Mr Earl & others had expected certain things which are not coming to pass. without a miracle. Keiths ground picture is like “pearls be- fore” – a legislature. I hope you will gather and preserve the beauties all the same. The [illegible: underlined] things are cham[illegible] put up on large white cards, such as prepared for cabinet photographs. Perhaps I shall put up some for eastern friends in that way if I can get a few spare hours. I sent your father a copy of Carpenters Bill creating a new bo[illegible] of Regents – Thompson, Webster and other leading Grang[illegible] were here last week and assured him of their support. Some faults in the Bill will be covered by Amendments which he will arrange if he does not pre- sent. It will pass the House, and probably he killed in the Senate by the [Influence?] of Tuttle and Gov
1876 Feb 16
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 14.5 cm.
Carr, Jeanne C., "Letter from Jeanne Carr to Louie Strentzel, 1876 Feb 16." (1876). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 336.
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