John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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2I thank you for the invitation to the glorious round headed Atlantic forests with Canby. Perhaps I should go to the glaciers of Yakutat Bay, Prince Williams Sounds & Cooks Inlet. Any how I'll let you know after this magnifica business is settled. Abbots letter is very interesting. Remember me to him when you write.I have done all I could in writing to members of Congress on the Reservations & getting other friends to write, & getting resolutions of the Sierra Club forwarded by telegraph & post. But in the excitement & [dim?] of this confounded war the silent trees stand a poor show for justice.Your 11th vol of Silva arrived the other day & I at once turned to Muggins & Ponderosa to see your conclusions on these wildly varied species & your descriptions of them. Both are well done though you should have sounded their praises for strength & beauty & indomitable unkillable courage louder & longer.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1898 May 11


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Reel 10, Image 0175

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