John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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48Martinez, Apr. 24, 1896My dear Johnson:I had a letter from Sargent today saying he was about to start to Washington to organize the Forestry Commission, - that the appropriation had passed the House but was still hung up in the Senate. He did not however feel any great anxiety about it.Senator Perkins replied to my letter that he was in full sympathy with us in the Commission & would gladly do all in his power to secure the amt deserved. So all looks rosy & I'm glad.I'm going to the glaciers about St. Elias, Prince Williams Sound, & Cooks Inlet in about a month from this date. Dont you want to go? The taluses will be in bloom by the time we get there, & few of them are so tangly as those of Tuolumne. And then the crystal prairies with the sun on them & the mountains looking down!! Come on & I will


Martinez [Calif.]

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