[illegible]Jackson, Amador Co. , Cal.Oct. 16th. /96.John Muir Esq.Dear Sir,I receivedyesterday your kind note of the 12th., I hasten toaccept the acquaintanceship with you, which is offered in such warmness of expression, that it ranks high with a man removed from this world's activity and achievements.But as to the business proposition of your communication, may I beg of you to give me instructions to the limit of your generosity after you have had an insight in the list which I send by even mail? - You learn from it , that my collection amounts to about 1600 numbers of which but, say, one hundred lack the perfection of preparation attributed by former subscribers to the specimens I supply. This set of exssiccatae embrace everything discovered by me in the"Flora of the Sequoia gigantea Region " ( as I title my edition ), and it is with you, to say and limit me to so and so many hundred of this collection. — (I leave this my recluse - as many as six and more miles from even a post office-, by the first of next month, waiting only to cast my vote. I then intend to settle in Oakland , and establish myself as landscape-architect, a profession, which I very much fear, will not supportmy wants, modest as they are. The trying change will be tied over by the distribution of my sets ordered up the present. I have on hand orders for full sets for Buda-Pest and. for Weimar. Aside from that several small orders from scientists here and there. May this information tell you. that whatever you may be good enough to order from me , it can be suplied only after my settlement below? It will not take me longto get out whatever is desired , as those full sets for the old country
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