John Muir


John Muir


[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

John Muir

[in margin: I had a long forest talk with Judge McKenna I think he is all right but may not be our next Sec.]


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1897 Mar 6


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File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0775

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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