C[harles] S. Sargent
ARNOLD ARBORETUM.How are you getting on with the new Secretary of the Interior? I have a note from Alvord who tells me he has seen him but is not very encouraging over the results of his interview. As much pressure as possible ought to be brought to bear on him now, and he ought to come east fully committed to the bill for military protection. What I should like to do would be to get him to have the President send this bill with a special message to Congress urging its prompt passage. Try and accomplish this if you can and be sure not to talk to any one until you see the news of the proclamations in the newspaper, which you ought to get about the same time that you receive this letter unless there is some hitch or delay which I do not know about.Faithfully yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.[illegible]02242
Jamaica Plain, Mass
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