[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez, Aug. 3, 1898
My dear Johnson.
I have just read your Editorials on the war, civil service, etc. They are capital.
We miss the few soldiers that have been so admirably [poling?] the National Parks. Sheep & fire destruction are going merrily on. Some 85000 sheep it is said were in the Yosemite Park alone & were drawn out by special agents & guards. Of course they cannot keep them out. How Pinchot can be opposed to soldiers & in favor of civilians & to some extent of sheep in the view of results passes my understanding.
I expect to start east about the end of this month to see the trees of the Alleghenies & hope to see you ere I return.
Ever Yours with thanks for editorals
1898 Aug 3
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1898 Aug 3." (1898). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2176.
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