[C. Hart] Merriam
(2)Talk of the harmlessness of sheepgrazing in forest reserves when "properly restricted", leasing forest reserves to sheep-owners etc. under wise regulations - "the great importance of sheep industry." And of course you know that these forests are leased to sheepmen every year while almost all influential members of the Forestry Department bend to their wishes like saplings to the wind. But for "a' that" we'll win the fight in these states, as we have in California.Thanks for reminding me about the Stanislaus reserve, and suggestion as to action of the Sierra Club. Saw Keith the other day - he says Merriam's a good fellow and I've a good, mind to send him a picture. Sawyer will be at our house soon. Tell Miss Rathbun I thank her for her pleasant remembrance. Kind regards to the Baileys. Hope the nuts etc. got to Washington in time for Christmas crackings.Yours ever,JOHN MUIR02912
1901 Dec 31
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