[Robert Underwood] Johnson
6would probably be a troublesome job. I was talking with Miss Shinn on the subject. She said that in her opinion a bill recalling the grant on account of mismanagement or any other account could never be got through Congress, because California being about evenly divided between Republicans & Democrats (what names to write after considering the lilies) both parties in Congress would be affraid to offend her. Everybody I have spoken to on the subject sees the necessity of a change however in the management, & would favor such commission as I have suggested. For my part I should rather see the valley in the hands of the general government, but how glorious a storm of growls & howls would rend our sunny skies bursting forth from every paper in the state at the outrage of the Century Editor snatching with unholy
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