[Robert Underwood] Johnson
32Martinez Dec. 6, 1894My dear Johnson,I hate this job of thrashing old straw--proving what has already been proved a thousand times--still as must be here goes.Every good thing--every reservation in this world, public or private needs defense against thieves that walk in darkness or against lawyers that walk bravely forth in the light beneath the dome of the nation's capital. And so it is that no sooner are our forest reserves made for the good of all the people than they are subject to the attacks of lumbermen sheepmen & other selfish seekers of immediate mammon.No matter how large or how small these national reserves may be, or how beneficent in character, or by whom made
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