domes & spires to the sky, mounta[illegible] great & small, thousands of them have been weathered, ground down, washed away & cast into the sea; while two of the many species of Sequoia have come safely through all the geological changes & storms that have fallen upon them since cretaceous times, surviving even the crushing destroying ice sheets of the glacial period.Saving these woods from the axe & saw, from money-changers & water changers, & giving them to our country & the world is in many ways the most notabl[illegible] service to God & man I've heard of since my forest wanderings began - a much needed lesson & blessing to saint & sinner alike & credit & encouragement to God. That so fine devine a thing should have come out of money-m[ad?] Chicago! Wha wad'a' thocht it! Immortal Sequoia life to you.Ever Yours, John Muir
1908 Feb 6
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