tree up - it is about an inch high - before it is 30 ft through the trunk, there will be time for many changes in [it?] on our little planet. I had read an account of the earthquake in the Yosemite. I should like to have felt it - but for safety would rather have been out of it - The accounts of the earthquakes& each must work that out for himself as best he may -  & eruptions of Vesuvius are very interesting - that sort of commotion seems to be in various parts of the earth just now. I saw Prof Gray a short time since, he spoke as if he was going to the Yosemite - it will be interesting to you to go about there with him. I also hope you will see Prof Agasis & party. I do not know how soon he will be there -I went to the observatory in Cambridge the other day & saw flames on
Milton Hill, [Mass]
1872 Apr 29
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