John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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5As to the western boundary line below the main forest belt if the few people there really wish to be excluded, let them go. Though I doubt not most of them who have no lumber claims higher up the range are glad of the advantage of being protected from the hordes of sheep that, annually coming & going to & from the upper pastures, used to sweep the hills about their little ranches bare, leaving their few head of cattle to starve or half starve.All that is urged in the Camminetti Bill & in the memorial of the Mariposa people making out that the greater part of the park is made up of oppressed farmers & farms, mines & miners is only lawyers' bosh.John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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