John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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Martinez, Oct 28, 1897.My dear SargentI am very glad to learn that your daughter is now out of danger. The strain on you all must have been terrible.That Dana & Stiles are gone is indeed a great loss & makes forest matters look worse than ever but public opinion on the side of right is growing & we need not despair so long as God lives. Some will be saved of our grand woods. I can't believe that matters are going to be mismanaged forever.I read the copy of Bliss' appointment of Pinchot & the instructions he gave him with perfect astonishment. That Mr Pinchot would accept such an appointment I never could have believed But this sort of false work has no endurance & he can look for a very sudden change.Ever YoursJohn Muir02355


Martinez, [Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 1122

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