[Charles L.] Biedenbach
Nov. 24, 1902.
Dear Mr. Biedenbach:
Rest assured I shall be with you December 1st if I can possibly find a way through the confounded tangle of obligations that holds me here. I see no opening however as yet, or anything that promises one, therefore, much as it destresses me to seem wanting in appreciation of the Kindness and honor of your invitation, I must warn you not to count on me.
After escaping the common dangers of the wilderness, these kind invitations and honors of civilization are like to be the death of me, for from some strange mysterious cause they come flying about me thick as snowflakes and give no end of sore trouble in crying to explain apoor wanderer's inability to accept them.
1902 Nov 24
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Charles L.] Biedenbach, 1902 Nov 24." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4783.
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