C. M. Bellshaw
Hon. C. M. Billshaw
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.
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to C. M. Bellshaw, [1905 Feb 28]." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3275.
Reel 15, Image 0270
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