C[harles] S. Sargent
ARNOLD ARBORETUM. 2tion that our summer's work had not been lost and that something good was going to be done in the course of a few months. In the meantime all the missionary work that can be done through the newspapers will help. This I consider of the utmost importance. While in New York I went out to see the site of a new Botanic Garden they are trying to get up and in stupidly stepping over an old stone wall tore the ligaments of my ankle badly. I have been in bed for a week and am now done up in a big plaster cast which will keep me on crutches for six weeks, I fear, and shall probably be more or less lame all winter. It is too bad that this came now and in such a useless and foolish fashion, for I have never had so much work on my hands and so many things to attenu to which require the use of two legs. My only consolation is that it would have been a great deal worse if this had happened at Waldo or Crater Lake. Faithfully yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.02180
Jamaica Plain, Mass
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