John Muir


[John Muir]


C. M. Bellshaw



Hon. C. M. Billshaw

Capitol, Sacramento

My dear Senator:

I most hearitly thank & congratulate you on the passage of the Yo recession bill [done?] for Cal & the world for decent Yo management. Now I think assured by Recession wh under your able leadership is trumphantly consummated your name imbedded in the great Sierra Valley is immoralized & wh will be preserved in history & your name with it long after a thousand other hotly debated seemingly more imporant have passed away like a dream [but?] have been utterly forgotten -


Martinez, Cal. Jan. 28/05.

Mr. C. O. Wayland,

The Yo Nat Park now heart-whole & complete with an area of about 1500 sq m in many ways unrivalled & of the most songful rivers in the world flow through it dotted with lakes 2.5 gls flowing & grinding on the high snowy mtns - innumerable silky lawns & the noblest & most [illegible] coniferous forests in the [illegible] granite cliffs & waterfalls.
North Cal in the United States or the world begin to know grandeur you must go & see it next summer. It is already famous but its fame will grow & in saving to the world you have immortalized yourself.


[Martinez, Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.

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