Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie
R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
Raymond, Cal., Mch. 13, ‘93
R. W. Johnson, Esq.
Dear Mr. Johnson[:?]
Yours of the 2d rec’d last week. I answer at the earliest moment possible. I have not be able to learn of any efforts made to induce our Legislature to give up the Yosemite, except my own attempt (which was a failure) to get Senator Goucher to handle the subject. I have received no reply from him in answer to my letter, no doubt because he is unwilling to have any writing of his on that subject in any body’s hands. I probably made a mistake in sending to Robinson a copy of my letter to Goucher and the bill of recession that I drafted. Robinson appears to have posted off to Sacramento, and to have met with a rebuff from Goucher. Robinson ought to have kept himself away. He could do no good there, but was bound to do harm, no matter how excellent his intentions. Our Sierra Club
appears to be broken reed. I have not been able to ascertain the authorship of that Expositor article, altho’ I have had some inquiries made. I have started my little paper here, and, if there had been any use in it, would have had some articles in favor of recession. But they would be profitless at present. We must trust to Congress and the new Administration, or nothing. I will soon have an article upholding Noble’s policy. Should Cleveland adhere to his announced policy of not appointing persons who held office under him before, that would “let out” Irish who was a commissioner in reference to the San Francisco post office. The idea of Irish as Land Commissioner is so monstrous that I can hardly believe it possible. It would ruin the Democratic party in the West.
Geo. G. Mackenzie
1893 Mar 13
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 18 cm.
Mackenzie, George G., "Letter from Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie to R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson, 1893 Mar 13." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 252.
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