[letterhead]Jan 16th 1908Mr John MuirMy dear Mr MuirTo us who can see and who know what is good, the deeding of what should belong to the people, to the people is not generosity, but an uncontrollable impulse.The service you have preeminently rendered is in making some people see that the works of God are good in themselves and good for men.The hideous heedless wickedness of trying to butcher those trees put me in a frame of mind where I wondered, how far a trustee ought to go to protect such a trust. I am sure the danger is passed now and hope I can forgive Jas Newlands and William Magee, who for a few dirty dollars would have deprived millions of their birthright.I have done little as yet but04030
1908 Jan 16
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