R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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J.M.2.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR. C. C. BUELASSISTANT my editorial. Now, if you men will go to work and organize and appoint a committee to look after matters in Sacramento, after getting petitions, etc., the recession may be accomplished. General Bidwell writes me that he will aid. The men of Merced, Mariposa and Fresno counties ought to be communicated with, and a monster petition sent to the Legislature. As to who will bell the cat, you must determine. If I were a Calif ornian and on the ground, I should certainly do it, and I expect to help [illegible] at Washington as I can, for I have some influence through ray brother, who is a member of Congress from Indiana. Please look over the ground and go to work at once, as there is no time to be lost.I am very glad to say that my health was never better, apparently, than it is now.I am just about publishing a volume of poems , of which I will venture to send you a copy.I am glad to infer from your letter that you are well. We will let you off on the Alaska articles until after you have rescued the Yosemite and brought in a bill to reserve the King's River region. These will shed additional lustre01404


…Union Square, New York

Date Original

1892 Dec 8


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0708

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Page 2


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