John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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3steadfast always fighting forest friend Johnson who assured me that the House of Representatives is immovably in favor of the reservations. & I see by the newspapers that Bliss is appointing special agents to keep out sheep from the reserves & parks, but in the meantime sheep are overrunning everything. Mr Pinchot is opposed to the military in the forests - Why I dont know. Even a raw volunteer with a U.S. Coat & musket is worth a thousand civilians in enforcing the forest laws. To deliberately throw the woods into the arms of political voters after our long experience of them seems incredible. Bliss is no good. Every needle in the wood trembles at sight of him. I still hope to see you next fall & have a good gloriously colored time in the round headed forests of the Alleghenies. Be sure to get Canby the old Young burly bear & chipmunk botanist I wouldnt miss him for anythingEver YoursJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1898 Jun 21


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