I have a very poor opinion of a minister who can start a crusade of hunters into the wilderness to Mu[illegible]a godi dear children of the [illegible] woods. So thanks for what you have written in [underlined: that] [ pen?]. Madam is making much of her Yo Semite lecture. Nothing can be finer, is [underlined: my] opinion, bu your own spirited writing. She goes to Newport R. [best gess: T.] to deliver it f[illegible] [illegible] 100 [ in a few weeks.?] I [illegible] the [illegible] [underlined: up] with the latest knowledge upon the Yo Semite. I fear she does not know the [underlined: new] routes. Will you [ port?] her? She sends her best regards to you, and would hive more [illegible] you than any other man living. So good bye Yrs. Moses Woodson
Concord, N.H. Oct. 19th 1878
My Dear Muir.
I suppose you do not think it worth your while to waste your time [ to?] sentimental correspondence; nor do I blame you, - but I want to hear from you, and I long to see your work upon geology. The 3 [illegible] Vol. of H[illegible]ack’s Geology is nearly ready, and it has also accompanying it but [ note the?] [illegible] volume some splendid maps
the governor of the state says you shall have them as soon as they are ready. So if you [illegible] you [illegible] [ I advise you to let m?] know it at once.] I under- stand you at [illegible] at 1419 Taylor St. where I shall direct this. I have just [ risen?] from reading in the Nov. Harper your article upon the Sequoia’s I have read it aloud to that eager woman of mine, and we are both charmed with it. God grant you may write
your geology in as interesting a manner. There is one thing I cannot help wanting to shake your hand for, viz. the indirect influence your writings must have upon your readers, in relation to the kind treatment of [illegible] animals. I would as soon shoot a fellow man, as to have shot one of them sleek deer you speak of in your article. But the Reverend Mr. Murr, would have p[illegible] his soul’s salvation to have shed that innocent blood [ underlined: bide?] his book on the [illegible]
Concord, N[ew] H[ampshire]
1878 Oct 19
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Woolson, Moses, "Letter from Moses Woolson to John Muir, 1878 Oct 19." (1878). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 449.
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