Editor of the [Oakland] Tribune
Martinez, September 11, 1890.
To the Editor of The Tribune --- Sir:
Referring to a discussion of Yosemite affairs in your columns, I would state that twenty years ago I was employed by the month, by Mr. Hutchings, to saw lumber from fallen timber, with which to build cottages in the valley. I never cut down a single tree in the Yosemite, nor sawed a tree cut down by any other person there. Furthermore, I never held, or tried hold any sort of claim in the valley, or sold a foot of lumber there or elsewhere.
At the time of my first visit to the valley, and while I lived there Galen Clark was guardian. He is guardian now, and to that gentlemen I would refer you for further information should you require it.
1890 Sep 11
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Editor of the [Oakland] Tribune, 1890 Sep 11." (1890). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1948.
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