R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
August 28, 1890.
My dear Mr. Muir:
Welcome to your adopted country! Supposing that you will arrive at home about the time this letter reaches California, I send herewith our check in payment for your two articles, including also the use of your sketches.
Very sincerely yours,
I hope you will be able to go to the King's River Canon[diacritic] for I want to have a bill introduced to reserve it - (Can you send me a description of desirable limits?) and second I want to give Robinson something to do. He is hard up and he is going to make the sketches.
The House has passed the Tulare Big Grove Bill and I am urging it before the Senate Public Lands Committee. I hope the Yosemite Bill will go through soon. The Land Office recommended these limits
[in margin: Sierra ridge
But I got them to leave off the Nevada end & put it back about where you said. I feared complications from mining interests. Now if you could get some strong letters written soon in favor of the bill addressed to Senator P.B. Plumb or Sen. Wm. Vandever M.C. it would go through.
…Union Square, New York
1890 Aug 28
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1890 Aug 28." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1942.
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