[Robert Underwood] Johnson
[in margin: quoted [illegible]] 97 [RUJ Cousin]
Yes my dear Johnson sound the loud timbrel & let every Yosemite tree & stream rejoice.
You may be sure I knew when the big bill passed. Getting Congress to accept the Valley brought on strange to say, a desperate fight both in the House & Senate Sometime I'll tell you all the story. You dont know how accomplished a lobbyiest Ive become under your guidance.
The fight you planned by that famous Tuolumne campfire seventeen years
ago is at last fairly gloriously won, every enemy down derry down
Write a good long strong heart warming letter to Colby. He is the only one of all the club who stood by me in downright effective fighting.
I congratulate you on your successful management of Vesuvious as Gilder says, & safe return with yourself & family in all its far-spreading branches in good health. Helen is now much better. Wanda was married last month & I am absorbed in these enchanted carboniferous forests. Come & let me guide you thro them & the great canon. Ever yours
1906 Jul 16
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1906 Jul 16." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3560.
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