R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
February 28, 1907R .W . GILDEN, EDITOR. R. U. JOHNSON, ASSOCIATE EDITOR. C. C. BUEL, ASSISTANT EDITOR. My dear Muir: I have been so extremely busy since the receipt of your letter of the 15th of December that I have not been able to observe the proprieties of friendship. I have not failed, however, to urge upon the Speaker and upon the Appropriations Committees of both houses the desirability of giving $100, 000 to the Yo semite . The Sundry Civil Bill containing the item has been passed, but I do hot know whether the appropriation has been cut down or not. I am trying to find out from Senator Perkins. The only landscape gardener I know ofis Samuel Parsons, Jr., whom you know, I suppose young Olmsted does that sort of work.James is here and wishes to see me in regardto the Coolbrith matter, I have subscribed to that fund and sent my book of poems to be sold and have too many other important things in hand to give any time to him; but I have agreed to see him. How I wish I could see you again!Faithfully yours, [illegible] Mr. John Muir. 03840
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