Jno. T. McLean
3[letterhead]specific influence to pass it & secure Prest. Cleveland's approval.I take it for granted that you would favor is passage, & so write to ask you to send me, to my address, at Willards Hotel, Washington, letters of introduction to such friends of yours in the East, as would be disposed & able to help me with Senators & Represenatives & other offices in Washington having a voice in the passage of this bill. I thought Mr. Johnston & Mr. Gilden of the Century Magazine, would have powering influence in this direction; but I do not know them personally. You do. & you know me. So I thought I would ask you to send me letters to them, & to such others East as might suggest themselves to you being known by you and as likely to help to a consumation so desirable as free roads in our Yosemite National Park.I intended to write & ask this favor of you before starting from home. but I was very much occupied & could not do it.02064
[Near Rawlins, Wyo., aboard train]
Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.
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