R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
R. W. GILDER EDITOR,
R. U. JOHNSON,
C. C. BUEL,
September 12, 1907.
Mr. John Muir,
You will see from the enclosure that there is hardly any danger of a snap judgment in regard to the National Park-Water Supply matter.
Secretary Garfield will find two letters from me awaiting him upon his return, October 1st.
Here is an editorial of mine to appear in November, It was meant for October, but in my absence was crowded over. If you find anything wrong in it please let me know. Otherwise, do not return it; but do not let it get into print before October 25th
On the 10th I wrote specially to Harrison Gray Otis, editor of the Los Angeles Times, begging him to support you in this matter. I wish you had told me whether you made any impression on Pinchot.
The prospect of your coming East is very agreeable to me. Do sent me particulars about the scheme so that I may have ammunition to fire off. Make the objections clear. You have only told me the bare fact.
R. U. Johnson.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
September 10, 1907.
Mr. R. U. Johnson,
Associate Editor, "Century Magazine",
Union Square, New York City.
I am in receipt, by reference from Mr. Gifford Pinchot, the Forester, Agricultural Department, of your letter of the 7th instant, inquiring as to the status of the application of the City of San Francisco for water from the Tuolumne River and a reservoir site in Hetch Hetchy Valley, Yosemite national Park.
In response thereto, I have to state that your previous letter on this subject, addressed to the President, was also referred to this Department; and the matter will be presented to the Secretary for determination upon his return to the city about October 1st.
In this connection, it is proper to add that at the hearing on this matter held in San Francisco, it was agreed by those in favor of, as well as by those opposed to, the scheme, to submit for the consideration of the Secretary briefs on the subject, and that these briefs have not as yet reached the Department.
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