[Page 4] Come to taste the grandness of this glorious valley. I am sure it would do you good. I will act as guide if you come next spring. There is about three feet of snow upon the mtns and some of it is melting. The water falls are uttering glorious things of purity and power. Their song is ever ascending and I enjoy it always by night and day. I am making a sawmill for a man here. Upon a stream that has a mile of fall. My winter lives have fallen in pleasant places. I hope Duncan that the Lord has a great many blessings in store for you in this new year of 70. Remember me to your father and to all of your family. Bid that little Luycock and Joseph Whitelan and all the Trouts Happy New Year for me. Also carry a kiss to each of these little joys. I suppose however that this last injunction will not be obeyed as you will give them to Harriet. Goodnight Duncan – do not forget me. And at any time when you need a friend count on John Muir
Yosemite Valley [Calif.]
1870 Jan 30
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.
1870 Jan 30 JM to Duncan Sterling
MSS 307 Muiriana
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