[Charles Sprague] Sargent
Martinez, Feb. 16, 1899.My dear Prof Sargent.I'm going to the city in a day or two & will hunt up tree pictures. I have written to two [skaging?] inhabitants about the birch flowers & hope to get them.[in margin: oaks are now putting forth leaves & flowers. Winter gone & nothing [illegible]]You expect me to make the effort of my life on your book. It bids fair to take all my life What with grippe & a swarm of distracting interruptions I got little done this winter almost nothing. Mrs M. has been laid up with Grippe over two months & is still confined to bed though a little better. I have been writing a good many sheep letters. A disgusting business. You perhaps had better write to the President & the land office. Glad to learn you & family are better.Ever YoursJohn Muir
1899 Feb 16
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Reel 10, Image 0675
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