R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
I have a mortal dread of danger to lads in my care & must have some one to divide responsibility Bi[ndes?] I want to know Burroughs better & get his help in [singing?] California. I am sure he will be born again in our glorious mountains. I only fear those mildewey inns on the Hudson will hold him. Quote scripture on him, at least two words of it, "Leave all".You have evidently found a rich vein in [Slavland?] and I am glad to see you are still in the woods the Sargent plan of salvation for trees will prove I think a glorious reformation & makethe pine needles tingle for for joy.What a huge affair that Silva of Sargents is. Its appearance now should greatly augment his influence in forest affairs.Remember me to Mrs. Johnson. Gilder [illegible] etc & believe me everYour friend trulyJohn MuirYour ceaseless glacier-like grind & push in God's good causes keeps my admiration ever fresh.I hope Drake will not escape me on his return from the ice. See that this does not happen.
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