Jno. T. McLean
Yosemite[letterhead]on the overland train going east near Rawlins Wyoming 7 p.m.Feby 2nd 1896Mr. John MuirMartinez CaliforniaMy Dear SirAs you see I am on my way east - bound for Washington expecting to remain East mostly in Washington, though visiting N. York & Boston & then northern cities while away from California I go as a delegate from the Renier & Harbor Improvement Association of Central California (there being five other delegates) to secure as liberal appropriations as possible from Congress for the improvement of the Sacramento & forgiven Rivers & their tributaries, and the harbors of San Francisco & Oakland. Petaluna & Napa Creek & Alviso Slough & Creek.In addition I go to secure the passage if possible, of an Act providing for the perchase & making free of the four toll roads passing through the Yosemite National Park -- the Tioga Road, the Oak Flat Road, the Coul-02064
[Near Rawlins, Wyo., aboard train]
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.
Reel 09, Image 0043
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