Gifford Pinchot


John Muir


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[letterhead]3go down into their pockets to help along forest work, and it ought to mean also a good big increase from Congress next fall.That trip with you and the Doctor, short as it was, is one of the brightest spots in my year. I cannot help regretting most deeply that we could not have gone on to the American River grove, but if I can get out again this fall, as I intend to do, perhaps you will need a rest from your writing them. To make a trip with you on foot, with my pack on my back, has been one of my keenest hopes since the summer of the National Commission.The trip across by Tahoe was most interesting and instructive, but I did hate to go away & leave it - all that splendid broken eternity where a man could go and work & get the wrinkles in his mind smoothed out. I 02606[4][letterhead]have to to get into the woods, and [sleep?] in, some time this fall, or my writer's work will not amount to anything. And the prospects for useful work are too good to be wasted for lack of forest made [illegible]. With many thanks for all you kindess,Very sincerely yours,Gifford Pinchot


St. Louis

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