Emma A. Myrick


John Muir


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[2]You know they are shooting our Parks, and killing them for a dollar a dozen, and it really is dreadful. We hardly ever hear one now in our valley.My petition runs this way: "A Petition for laws to protect the Singing Birds of Califorinia; the Lark, Oriole, Wild Canary, Robin, Gold Finch, Virio (is that spelled correctly?) Ring Dove, and mocking Bird." Is it correct? I have just started it this week, but find everyone, so far, very glad to sign.Now I hope I am not asking you too much to take the trouble to help in this matter. I know your name, and the influence of the Sierra Club will be of value.017623.While I am about it, I am going to ask for something more. Will you write one half a dozen of your autographs, rather far apart, so I can paste them in your new book, several copies of which, I want to send to friends East?It will give a personal flavor to the volumes, and add to the pleasure of the gift. When you come down, which I hope will be soon, I shall have you write in my own copy, which Mr. Myrick, and I are going to enjoy some of these long winter evenings.I was so glad to see The Water Ouzel in it, but I have not been able to read a word yet, as we want to read it together. I hope you are hammering out some more gems. I wish you


…San Francisco, [Calif]

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