John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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2take all the Yo. basin under control, while the management has not yet confessed it is bad. A more utterly senseless & worthless column of words could not be gathered together on the subject, & if honest the writer must have been what Burns calls "foo." Still I hope I may be mistaken. I have never heard of the "Expositer" & how that paper can be a "first class means of adddressing the people of California" I cant see. I suppose it must be one of the foothill papers of Mariposa or Fresno & its Yo letters might be copied by the city papers & thus get widely published. Anyhow Ill wait & grumble no more. I inclose a Robinson letter from the Examiner very selfish but honest I think & calculated to do more good than harm perhaps. He promised to let me see anything he wrote before offering for publication but has not done so


Martinez, [Calif]

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1890 May 8


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Reel 06, Image 0473

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