[Charles Sprague] Sargent
4My dear Sargent - Just as I was about to send this letter I received yours of the 15th & I heartily thank you for the wise & kind things you say about my visit to the Eastern trees. Evidently you know just how I feel in trying to see loved trees instead of fussy society people. I dont want to die without once more saluting the grand godly round headed trees of the east side of America that I first learned to love & beneath which I used to weep for joy when nobody knew me. Tell Canby he must be with us I enjoy his lively squirrelish teasing wildish naturalistness last summer more than I can tell. & I think my lifelong silent work in the woods of the west should compel so good a man to help me see the Eastern woods in my autumnal days. & as for you my dear Sargent that with a thousand seducing influences you have been true to wild nature & have devoted your life to her wild trees. I congratulate & admire you & shout well doneEver YoursJohn Muir
1898 Jun 21
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