John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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Martinez, May 8th 1890.My dear Mr JohnsonI am glad you think MacKenzie is all right & that I am "all off" for he has done good work thus far though I have not yet seen a word in his letters that could injure the stage & hotel company & saddletrain company He was working for the Washbourns when we saw him & his last letter opposing the Vandever bill without good reason as far as I could see led me to believe he was still working in their interest. What disadvantage would result from the surrounding region being in the hands of the general government I cannot imagine. Nor can I imagine how any change for the better in the Yo. management is to be made by a promise from our legislature that the Valley should be "decently managed." Make the present management promise to be good &


Martinez, [Calif]

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1890 May 8


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Reel 06, Image 0471

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