John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


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2North end of Lake Tahoe hoping that thereabouts I would find them on some sheltered tree beneath overlapping limbs spared from the killing frost of last season. & [Lo?] like a bee with a good flower nose I went straight to the one fertile tree of the ten thousand, obtained a magnificent lot in prime condition, & five hours later had them on their way to Boston by express. Then I wrote to my correspondents to cease their search but ere my letters could have reached them they all sent word of their failure. So there you see Scotch love knowledge once more rewarded. I tried to drag Keith with me for fresh air & fresh color but of course the [unspared?] paint crank hadn't seen enough to go.If nothing [untoward?] happens Ill be east in August or September. Will make a trip southward along the Allegheny with Sargent & Canby then if you are free we will make a trip in the midst of the Indian Summer color in the lake regionWe thank you for the generous invitation including all the family though I dont see how Mrs M & the children could leave home for so long.With thanks & best wishes Ever YoursJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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