[William C. Hendricks]
[in margin: Jno Muir Feby 13t [illegible] 18 Gen Survey – Keith’s [illegible] [ there?] 176legislative protection. Have you seen it & do you think the State legislature can do anything – Make any move towards this much to –be desired result I suppose our Washington Senators could be instructed by the legislature to call the attention of congress to the question. The entire subject however seems thickly beset with difficulties of a practical nature that may make any adequate protection impossible. As for the reorganization of the geological Survey the views we discussed are in the main perhaps the best possible under the circumstances, & could not I think fail to be satisfactory although it may be difficult to regain public confidence in practical science in this connection. Ever Cordially yrs John Muir [stamped: Literary Property Rights held by the California Historical Society]
 Feb 13
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