John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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Martinez, Jan 26/05Dear Mr. Johnson:Action on the bill was postponed last Tuesday after an all day dreary fluffy debate, to be taken up again next Thrusday Feb 2d Opponents have fired all their amunition, — mostly blank sham cartridges & abuse, while our best & heaviest is still in the locker. They claim that if the question had been put to vote we would have been defeated by 3 or 4 votes. We certainly would not, & next Thursday they will I guess be wiser & sadder. I feel more confident than ever.Have not written to the president The assurance sought by Colby was of course out of the question.Ever YoursJohn Muir10040


Martinez [Calif.]

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circa [19]05 Jan 26


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Reel 15, Image 0117

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