Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


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[2]Valley was so short that he could not see more of" me. I hope that you will continue to have a lookout for his report and have a copy sent to me immediately on its presentation. If it is crooked, I will try to make Mr. Newsham sorry that he saw so little of the Valley and so much of me. Indeed, my fingers have been aching for a week to write what I think about Mr. N's indescreetness. They have been restrained only by a doubt whether it would not be more politic to wait a little while, and get his report to work on. There is a movement over Mariposa way to have the western boundary of the Nat'l reservation changed - lessening the limits. I expected this, as there are good grounds for objection to the presently assigned [3]boundaries. However, I think it would be better, as a part of the plan to get the Yosemite Valley embraced in the Nat'l park control, that the boundaries should for the present remain as they are. I would like to know whether the Times printed my last letter - on the subjects of a patrol and the purchase of a road. The latter question promises to be useful in reforming the Valley management. It is too intricate for explanation here, but I have already got hold of some strings that can be pulled effectively at the right time.Yours Very TrulyGeo. G. MackenzieA Stockton paper announces that Mr. Hutchings is likely to be appointed Superintendent of the


Raymond, Calif.

Date Original

1890 Dec 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 28.5 cm.

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Reel 06, Image 0745

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