John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3I have not yet found out whether Gov. Markham was influenced by the Yosemite ring in withholding his approval of the free road bill or simply by general economy. Robinson would I guess make a better timber agent than Mackenzie. M. I fear would drink too much. Public opinion here is I am sure generally in favor of the resumption of the Yo-grant by the government. Only Pix & Irish would oppose for still John P. Irish he says Let Yosemite Valley be Or else you’ll catch the devil Or me But who the devil say the people Is he4Count me in the Defense Association. Armes will try to start a branch here But Californians generally care very little about Yosemite & forest parks. I greatly admire the fighting push & pluck disp[illegible]ed in carrying through the copyright Bill & heartily congratulate you. Your verses in the last Century are very good, far the best thing I have seen of yours. A perfect gem in expression holding a grand idea Wish I could [visit?] you & your park & your Century. Train time & I must run. Ever cordially yours John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1891 May 13


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Reel 07, Image 0143

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