C[harles] S. Sargent


John Muir




Jamaica Plain, Mass., March 19, 1897.

My dear Muir:

Glad to get your note of the 12th. No I do not see California papers and should be glad to know their expression about the reservations. The worst thing that has happened to me in this connection so far is that General Abbot has been appointed on the International Commission of experts to report on the future of the Panama Canal. This takes him to France for a year and compels him to leave this country the 1st of May. I want, therefore, to get our report finished and ready to transmit to Congress before he goes, and this I suppose could be done without much trouble were it not for the objections which Pinchot and Hague are constantly making to what we think is the best thing to recommend. Still I dare say we shall get through somehow or other and then Congress must decide whether the reservations are to be taken care of and to be made useful or to be wiped out as the west seems to desire.
I am just starting now for New York to attend a meeting of the Commission. This means that I must leave for a few days the Pine trees which are now absorbing me and which I find much more interestig is than forest politics.

Faithfully yours,

C. S. Sargent



Jamaica Plain, Mass

Date Original

1897 Mar 19


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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

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