[Robert Underwood] Johnson
[in margin: quoted [illegible]] 97 [RUJ Cousin]Adamana, ArizonaJuly 16/06Yes my dear Johnson sound the loud timbrel & let every Yosemite tree & stream rejoice.You may be sure I knew when the big bill passed. Getting Congress to accept the Valley brought on strange to say, a desperate fight both in the House & Senate Sometime I'll tell you all the story. You dont know how accomplished a lobbyiest Ive become under your guidance. The fight you planned by that famous Tuolumne campfire seventeen yearsago is at last fairly gloriously won, every enemy down derry downWrite a good long strong heart warming letter to Colby. He is the only one of all the club who stood by me in downright effective fighting.I congratulate you on your successful management of Vesuvious as Gilder says, & safe return with yourself & family in all its far-spreading branches in good health. Helen is now much better. Wanda was married last month & I am absorbed in these enchanted carboniferous forests. Come & let me guide you thro them & the great canon. Ever yoursJohn Muir
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