Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie
[Robert Underwood] Johnson
of the Nevada Fall. I will find out about that today from clark himself. Perhaps Mr. Newsham's business is not in connection with Yosemite mismanagement. However, he gave it out freely in the Valley, and told the young man here, that he had come "from the Secretary of the Interior himself" to see about the National Park. Anyway I think it right that you should know just how he came and by whom he was "steered" while here. To me it looks very suspicious that the first representative of the Department who shows himself should let himself be "steered" by Washburn, the head-center of the ring, and by Clark, the ring's subservient tool. It is suspicious, too, that Mr. Newsham did not take a look at Little Yosemite, after the Department's promise to you that that business should be investigated at the earliest practicable moment. Any day now may bring a storm that will prevent approach to Little Yosemite. I hope that you have preserved your correspondence with the Dep't on that point. If I get the least ground for believing that the Dep't intends to yield to the influence of the Yosemite06352
1890 Nov 15, 18
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