Moses Woolson


John Muir


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[2]the governor of the state says you shall have them as soon as they are ready. So if you [illegible] you [illegible] [ I advise you to let m?] know it at once.] I under- stand you at [illegible] at 1419 Taylor St. where I shall direct this. I have just [ risen?] from reading in the Nov. Harper your article upon the Sequoia’s I have read it aloud to that eager woman of mine, and we are both charmed with it. God grant you may write [3]your geology in as interesting a manner. There is one thing I cannot help wanting to shake your hand for, viz. the indirect influence your writings must have upon your readers, in relation to the kind treatment of [illegible] animals. I would as soon shoot a fellow man, as to have shot one of them sleek deer you speak of in your article. But the Reverend Mr. Murr, would have p[illegible] his soul’s salvation to have shed that innocent blood [ underlined: bide?] his book on the [illegible]


Concord, N[ew] H[ampshire]

Date Original

1878 Oct 19


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0936

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Page 2


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