[Theodore P.] Lukens
aid in defense of our Nat. Parks & Reserves
Martinez, March 15, 1897
My dear Mr Lukens.
No doubt you have noticed the savage attack made in the last Congress on our parks & forest reserves, & though this failed a still more dangerous attack is going to be made in the extra session, & it behooves every friend of forests to cry aloud & spare not in their defense. Write & get as many of your friends as possible to write to our Senators & Assemblymen thanking them for the stand they made in defense of the reserves of the state during the last fight & urging them to do all they can for the reserves of other states also, & to favor a bill soon to be introduced for the protection by the military not only of the parks but reservations also. & write to your papers & send copies to me for republication in eastern papers.
Ever your faithfully
1897 Mar 15
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Theodore P.] Lukens, 1897 Mar 15." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2213.
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