Creator

R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

J.

June 27, 1898.

R.W. GILDER, EDITOR.
R.U. JOHNSON,
ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
C. C. BUEL.
ASSISTANT EDITOR.

Mr. John Muir,
Martinez, Cal.

My dear Muir,

The forest reserves are all right, but I cannot help thinking that one reason why they are all right is that the Republicans have (apparently) excluded them from the operation of the civil-service law; that is, they are going to use the forest service as a Republican electioneering force. I shall write to McKinley very soon on the subject.
Lacey, who has been a great friend of the reserves, says that the civil-service examination is not the way to get the best man; but we know that the other way is the way to get the worst men.
Please lot me know as soon as you can when you are coming East ---as Sargent tells me you are, and what you are going to do. I have not made any arrangements for my vacation yet and possibly we can do something together; and perhaps ring in Burroughs and Pinchot. Sargent said something to me about a North Carolina trip. Do give me the details. I saw Burroughs recently at "Slabsides" and he is very anxious to see you again; spoke several times with enthusiasm of you.

Faithfully yours,

R.U. Johnson.

02437

Location

New York

Date Original

1898 Jun 27

Source

Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir10_0231-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0231

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