S. Hall Young


[John Muir]


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4ally settled. I don't feel as sure as they do, but have strong hopes. Your letter is very strong, and will have more influence than almost any other, for your name was mentioned in our interview and recognized by Maj. McKinley with enthusiasm. he said that he wished that kind of endorsements.Your thought of writing to Senator Perkins is both kind and good. I need a "friend at court" some senator who will keep my affliation before the Pres. and put through the confirmation if I am appointed. I have been relying upon Sen. Mitchell of Or. but he is having a hard fight for reelection just now; and at present his success seems doubtful. If Sen. Perkins is connected with Goodall Perkins & Co who forward the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. (as I think is the case) he would be just the one to act. He owes me a kindness, for I have secured his Co. many a5passenger by my descriptions of the wonders & glories of the trip - in my lectures & articles. I hope you can secure his active aid.Edward Marsden, a [Tsimpehean?] Indian from New [Mettahkahttah?], who has graduated at Marietta College and is now in the middle class at Lane Theol. Sem. Cincinnati, is with me just now. He is very intelligent and will make his mark. He has just been to see Maj. McKinley, - a delegate from his people to plead for their island which white miners are trying to get from them, and for such a settlement of the boundary question as will not give them back to British control. He tells me that [J?].G. Brady of Sitka is or will be an applicant for the governorship; also Mr. Johnson, former District Attorney. Both these men seem to me & to Marsden utterly unfit for the position. Maj. McKinley said to me that no one else had applied for the office when I saw him. so that I am the first. I wrote lately to Rear Admiral02237


Wooster, Ohio

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Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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