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January 1, 1861: San Marino

January 1, 2011

Camp 4

[Today] (New Year’s), we sent the wagon to town (Los Angeles), nine miles distant, for supplies. Professor Whitney and I, along with Mr. Wilson, rode a few miles to visit some old quarries and see some other things of interest. It was a lovely day. We dined at five at Mr. Wilson’s—a most sumptuous dinner. A small party was there and we spent a pleasant and lively evening, notwithstanding that our “rig,” just from camp, was hardly fashionable. The evening was lovely, as was the last. The midnight bells at the old Mission the night before, tolling out the old year and in the new, were sweet, but no sweeter than the nine o’clock bells of that New Year’s night.

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