R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
November 14th, 1896.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.John Muir, Esq.Martinez, California.My dear Muir:-I have been in correspondence with Prof. Sargent, whom I have also seen, in regard to the letters which you have in mind about the forests. On his return from Washington in the first part of next week I shall hope to have a decision to make to you.I have been in communication with three syndicates, and I think, on the whole, the best way would be to have the letters distributed through McClure, who reaches first-class papers all over the country, and who would perhaps pay $75 for each letter of three thousand words. If McClure's proposition strikes Mr. Sargent agreeably I will turn the matter over to McClure himself.Meanwhile, would it not be well for you to be writing the letters? There is every expectation that forestry will come to the front this winter.Have you noticed that we defeated an amendment to the New York Constitution, drafted in the interest of the timber depredators, by a vote of over three hundred thousand? I am02174
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