-2-If it is with a heavy burdened heart that I have boxed my more than one hundred volumes of each more than 6 inch thickness of herbaria I have no fear nor regret at leaving where I find my individuality unacknowledged. What troubles me, is the fact that my promised annual supplement to my Orchid Book is due ere Christmas comes, and I do not see where to receive the funds from to get it out. Not that I then was any more sure of sale - I have disposed of just 66 copies/ -, but because I pledged my word, to get those annual supplements out, and every one of those purchasers looks for it Employment, that is all I seek I have applied to two parties for subscription to my exsiccatae mentioning that their support would enable me to get such book out And still, I am openhanded, and void of elbow-room to work my share with brain and hand in this world is line of toilers.Ere I had heard as much as the sound, or rather seen the print of your name, then already, from the bottom of my conviction was I preaching the preservation of our forests Sorry, that the print of my booklet is so small I did not know then as much as I know now about issuing books. But if you can spare time for perusal of my booklet, know that I would gladly be a soldier in the ranks of those struggling with force of right and conviction and prayer: rescue our forests My youth was spent where trees are planted in forests, my boyish time passed where forests are the nation's gardens And what there is of love and devotion in my aching heart, it turns its affection towards those creatures we call trees and shrubs Ere I wrote to you, I had in mind a series of articles I was going to offer the "Overland Monthly" respecting the forests on our Sierras. That was before I read of your and Prof. Sargent's, and others mission May be, I find rest for my
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