John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3the extension of the grant I can only guess in part. Washburn & co built a road into the valley from Wawona. Last year they made out to sell that portion of it that lies within the Yo. grant to the commission for a large sum $10,000 I think - should the grant be extended they would probably sell the rest of it for 30,000 or more while still retaining control of it. But anyhow, that Mack letter is traitorous unless I am blundering more than ever before in my life. Stand up for the Vandever bill & on no account let the extension be under state control if is can possibly be avoided. You perhaps noticed that in his reply to the Governor's charges Mack skipped the discussion of the Uncle Olmsted part entirely while elaborating in every other direction.


Martinez, [Calif]

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1890 Apr 20


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Reel 06, Image 0447

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