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near Jilitla [[Xilitla]] or rather of the group of mts about Jilitla is the Cerro San Juan. This mt. is evidently pretty high. People describe pines on the higher part of the mt. and say that the summit is almost devoid of vegetation. One man thought it would take 4-5 days to make the trip up on foot through the forest from Jilitla. The rainy season is beginning in the mountains and we decided to give up working the mountain for the present and will return to Valles.

May 2. Left Jilitla and returned to ranch near Huehuetlan

May 3. Continue on back to Santa Cruz.

May 4. Valles. Arrive here today.

May 5. Spent partly in celebrating "Victory at Manila" with Mr. Warburton.

Valles is the head of the district but is a small place of little importance. The country about the town is tolerably level and [[strikethrough]] somewhat [[/strikethrough]] similar in character of vegetation to the country 

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