Thomas C. McRae
R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS.THOMAS C. MCRAE, Ark., Chairman.Darius D. Hare, Ohio. John Davta, Kans.Thomas F. Magnet, N. Y. John F. Lacey, Iowa.George F. Kribbs, Pa. Irving P. Wanger, Pa.Oaee M. Hall, Minn. John W. Moon, Mich.William T. Crawford, N. C. George D. Melklejohn, Nebr.Walter Greeham, Tex. Wiiliam B. Ellis, Oregon.Peter J. Somen, Wis. Marcus A. Smith, Ariz.Asbury C. Latimer, S. C.Samuel T. White, Clerk.E. B. Hursey, Meeeenger.Committee on the Public Lands,House of Representatives U. S.,Washington, D. C.,--,[illegible]November I, 1893.R. U. Johnson, Esq.,New York City.My Dear Sir:-Yours of yesterday has been received. I regret that I failed to see you and Mr. Muir when you were here, but I am glad to know that you are so deeply interested in protecting and preserving our forests, for I know that you and the friends you suggest can be of great help in the iffort we have commenced. I would be glad to have in writing any suggestions Professor Sargent may think proper to make upon the importance of preserving our timber, and the dangers of a timber famine. The pending bill has been reported to the House and is not now before the Committee, but I am sure the Committee would be glad to hoar him generally upon this important question at any time it will suit him to be present, I think it important to press this bill to a passage as soon as possible, and thus secure a good foundation upon which we may [illegible] engraft some comprehensive plan for the instruction of our people in forestry. The little discussion that was had in the House on the 10th. and 12th. ultimo,06399
Washington, D. C.
1893 Nov 1
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