Cha[rle]s F. Lummis


[John Muir]


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[3]them. Make the Atlantic aid the cause of righteousness. We've all got to fight - or our state & our country will be a byword & a hissing forever. Even I am fighting. And if they need vigilantes to hold the trees till the slow law machine can move - why, I'll be there too. Principles are good - for those who have 'em. But I tell you when we deal with scrubs we've got to use pressure. Shame[3][thous-]and men! Sound it! If you'll squeeze the Century hard enough, they'll split the "make up" enough to wedge in your protest in the very first number - & no man alive can make such a protest as you. If you will, send me a little roar & I'll get it in even sooner. If you know any "Statesmen," California or National (as of course you do) put a knife into


Los Angeles

Date Original

1900 Feb 20


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 0095

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