R[obert] U[nderwood] J[ohnson]
J.M.2to the President from a United States District Judge in Oregon exposing the whole plot. If by any chance it should succeed, then good-bye Sierra Reservation, for a stronger case of [illegible] hardship can be made out in California than in Oregon.I therefore asked Mr. McAllister to rally the Sierra Club against this invasion of the reservation policy. The whole thing is ex-parte, and we may expect the hostility of the Oregon delegation to the appropriation for the forest commission; butnevertheless we must fight them.I hope you can call a special meeting of the Club and set before them the details of the forest commission as shown in this extract from "The Post", and tell them that now is thetime of all times to fight these invaders of reservations, and then get a good strong resolution of protest and telegraph it to Secretary Smith. I believe he means to do the right thing, but you know the insidiousness of politics.Thank you for your letter of February 27th just received and its amusing inclosures.I am glad to hear Of Wallace's compliment to your book, and that you are putting pen to paper again. I hope the charm of that [illegible] story will not be eliminated fit the stiff-heat of print. Wouldn't it be better for you to tell it to somebody in the presence of a stenographer?I [illegible] only yesterday considering the possibility of getting the Alaska paper in before long, as there is sure to be no increased, interest in that region as soon as it is dis-
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