R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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EDITORIAL-DEPARTMENTTHE CENTURY-MAGAZINEUNION SQUARE NEW YORKSeptember 7th, 1896R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.John Muir, Esq. A. [illegible]Martinez, Cal,My dear Muir:-I thought of you the other day when hearing of the death of your friend Benoni Irwin, which was shockingly sudden.I am very glad to hear that you are again with the Commission. As I wrote to Prof. Sargent, I wrote to Hoke Smith asking him to call the President's attention to the Montana Reserve before he (Smith) left office, and I have since written to the President on the subject. I shall now turn my attention to Mr. Francis, the new Secretary of the interior, with a view to begging an interview with him when he comes to New York.I have just come back from the Maine coast, and am in excellent health.I noticed the burning of the Stoneman house.I wonder if you read of John P. Irish's speech at the Indianapolis Convention, in which he interrupted his glowingeulogy of Cleveland with a tremendous sneeze.


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