[William C. Hendricks]
 1419 Taylor St S.F. Feb 1st Dear Senator. I am again safe among my manuscript not the worse for my Sacramento speech. I send you herewith Mr Goodyears memorial Petetions etc on the revival of the old survey. There can no longer be any doubt concerning the kind of survey contemplated. Prof Whitney as you know was 2quite eager to secure a large approp[illegible]tion last session for the publication of the Vols. herein named. Having failed he now appears to be supporting Mr Goodyear on condition that he secure the publication of his books. In any case the new survey is to be simply a revival of the old in all its essential characters, & to be in reality conducted under the auspices, & for the purposes of the old ring. I rather like the appearance[in margin: John Muir Feb 1 1876 Geological Survey][stamped at bottom: Literary Property Rights held by the California Historical Society]
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