[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez, March, 6, 1897
After looking carefully over the ground I found not the slightest chance for Yosemite so late in the session after all the careless members had traded their votes. So we must just wait & we will know better how to work the thing next time.
But Ye Gods! What's to be done with the crazy Senate? Voting all on the holy Sabbath day for old-fashioned diabolical distribution of forests & voting unanimously in the face of that admirable report of the Academy Commission. These Western Senators are a bad lot, but we'll win at last But how long O Lord how long, must destruction go on.
Ever faithfully Yours
[in margin: I had a long forest talk with Judge McKenna I think he is all right but may not be our next Sec.]
1897 Mar 6
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1897 Mar 6." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2208.
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