[John Muir]


[William C. Hendricks]


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1419 Taylor St – S. F. Feb 21st 1876Dear Senator – Keith has just handed me your last letter. I am glad you so promptly & effectively enlightened the darkness of the Record – Union regarding the landscape. Your action in the matter manifested genuine kindness & magnanimsty – Mr Goodyear called on Mr Swett today & informed him that he thought his bill would be favorably reported upon & passed, provided you would withdraw yours. He therefore requested Mr Swett to tell me that if I would assist him in getting his bill through, he would give me any position on the survey that I might choose, that was within his power to grant, provided he was appointed state geologist Mr Goodyear did not come direct to me & I have never spoken five minutes with him on the subject but since talking the matter over with you I have seen nothing to change [stamped: Literary Property Rights held by the California Historical Society]


S[an] F[rancisco]

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1876 Feb 21


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