[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez, June 18, 1897.My dear Mr Johnson.I have just finished that dog story & will send it in a day or two. The story easily told has been very hard to write I thnk it is fairly well done. Please look it over, & if the magazine is going to be so crowded that it can not be published within say five or six months, then return it, as Ill be hanged rather than let you keep it as long as you have my last.Forest affairs have taken up most of last winter. An article I sent to Harpers Weekly on the 16th of April was not published until June 5, too late to do any good I fear. Another is coming out in the Atlantic for August, possibly another in October. There seems to be precious little arboreal bliss in Bliss. Dry goods & dry rot mostly. Those Western Corporations with their shady millions seem invincible in the Senate. But the fight must go on. Are you wellI may go to the Rockies again with Sargent. Have had GrippeBancroft Library[in margin: Ever cordially your friend John Muir]
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