John Muir


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covered from 2 to 10 feet deep with roots, trunks and trees and moss, requiring the lifetime of a strong man to subdue a small farm. As for the vast supply of timber, it is not yet required, as abundance equally good or better may be had nearer the markets in Oregon and Washington Territory and British Columbia. The same may be said of its fisheries, and as for the valuable seal islands, they are in the hands of a monopoly who are said to do all in their power to discourage immigration. What the mining wealth of the country may prove to be, it is not possible to predict. Already a considerable number are at work, and apart from making money no part of the U.S. offers a home where one may make an easier subsistence. Such should be protected, and the cost would not be great. {sketches}

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

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