David [M.] G[alloway]
Yosemite Sep 8th
Dear brother David G
I am truly much obliged to you for the pains you have taken concerning that strip of Fountain Lake land If you think that the cattle & hogs can be kept off by any ordinary care & fencing considering the character of the neighborhood I wish that you would offer Ennis from 2 1/2 to 10 dollars per acre as you can agree, but if you think that the stock cannot be fenced out I do not care to have the land at all It is a splendid natural garden
& wish that I could send a portion of myself to guard it. I am glad to hear that you are making so comfortable a home for yourself & precious little ones Few portions of the world can be more beautiful & healthful than Wisconsin would that I could spend a week with you. Tomorrow I start upwards again in the summits to study. I will be very busily engaged for the next two yrs upon the works & ways of the ancient glaciers. wh did most of the work of forming & fashioning this grand Yosemite
Farewell my love to all John Muir
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to David [M.] G[alloway],  Sep 8." (1871). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1392.
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