[Charles Sprague] Sargent
Martinez Dec 28. 1898My dear Prof SargentI'm glad you're miserable about not going to Mexico, for it shows that your heartwood is still honest & loving towards the grand trees down there, though football games and Connecticut turkey momentarily got the better of you. The grand Taxodiums were object enough for the trip, & I came pretty near making it alone, would certainly have done it had I not felt childishly lonesome & woe-begone after you left me. No wonder I looked like an inland coot to friend Mellichamp. But what would that sharp observer have said to the Canby huckleberry party gyrating lost in the Delaware woods, & splashing along the edge of the marshy bay "froggin and crabbin" with devout scientific solemnity!!! Mellichamp I liked ever so much, & blessed old Mohr more than ever
1898 Dec 28
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