R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
February 3rd, 1893.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR. C. C. BUELASSISTANT EDITOR.My dear Muir:-Your Interesting letter of the 13th of January went to my heart.I am very sorry to hear of your children's illness, and unite with you in gratitude for their recovery. They are at [illegible] perilous age of little folks. Mine, at twelve and fourteen, seem to have struck a long period of good health, and are growing up like weeds.I am glad to see that Californians seem at last to be aroused, if not organized, in favor of recession. It strikes me that the most important thing to do is to push the matter to a vote, even if you are defeated, because then we an say, in going to Congress hereafter, that the Legislature has had the matter presented to it and has refused to do the right thing; whereas, if it never came to a vote we could hardly say this.I am urging upon Seoretary Noble, first, that he should not fail to get his report to the Senate printed so that we can have it as ammunition, and second, that he push for the new park on the King's River, which I think would go through with little effort. I have written [illegible] tO the Chairman of the01424
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1893 Feb 3
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