John Muir


[William] Colby


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Martinez Dec. 7, 1908.Dear Mr Colby:I've written to Johnson & H. & if he goes seriously into the fight we must keep up the fight anyhow as if all depended on us, & I think even without other outside aid than public opinion we will be able to stop the destroyers. Send the best of our published stuff to all the Congress.Has Mr [illegible] got back from the east?I dare not go to Washington at present grippe-like sore throat, even if I had nothing to hold me here. Work hard but don't worry. If this trouble gets on your nerves read up on radium & radium's grandfather Uranium, & scientific calm must come, & take comfort my dear boy in believeing as I do that one of these days you will go [ahead?] [in margin: of your teacher Le-y who has gone to the unrighteous enemyFaithfully John Muir]


Martinez [Calif.]

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1908 Dec 7


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Reel 17, Image 1039

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