R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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J.M.4.tees?If this bill would not be feasible, what would you say to a bill taking back the Valley into Government possession on the ground that the original stipulations have not been observed by the state of California? I believe that this could be proved, and that some good could be accomplished even by the introduction of such a bill, as the country, especially California, would be aroused on the subject by such action. Please think the matter over, and let me know v/hat you think would be best to do.It is astonishing to me to note the supineness of California in regard to this matter. I feel certain I could organize one hundred of the best men in New York, within a fortnight, in the interest of the Yosemite Valley; but it would, of course, be much better if the initiative could be taken in the state itself. Knowing you as a gentle hermit, I do not expect propagandism from you; but I should think with little effort you could interest some in-J fluential people to organize quietly so as to make themselves felt.Please tell me if the legislature is now in session.With regards to Mrs. MuirYours faithfully,R.N. Johnson.0/402.


…Union Square, New York

Date Original

1890 Feb 20


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0363

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