FEb 17 05
My dear Mr Muir:
I appreciate, more than I can tell, your book and autograph. Recession Bill has done some good this early when it brings me under your notice to receive such a kind favor.
As you probably know the bill comes up
$300,000 hotel bill. It went through more as a salve for [Curtin?] than for any other reason. With best regards, I am,
Feb 17th, 1905
next Tuesday on special order. Belshaw has been out of town for the last two days, and there is very little gossip around. Lukens is still noncommital, but I believe he will vote all right. I can see no discouraging signs to date, notwithstanding the passage by the Senate of [Curtin?]
1905 Feb 17
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24 cm.
Elston, Arthur, "Letter from Arthur Elston to John Muir, 1905 Feb 17." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3248.
Reel 15, Image 0202
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