Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[1]Raymond, Fresno Co., Cal.July 7th, ‘91Dear Mr. Johnson:Owing to my infrequent calls at the post office, as I am now living several miles from that place, I only rec’d your letter of June 18 towards the end of last week. It found me busy at some orchard work which had to be finished — I have to turn my hand to anything at present to keep the pot aboiling— and I have only now been able to complete the article suggested by you for possible use in the Century. I am not at all posted as to this summer’s doings in the Valley, and in preparing the enclosed screed have had to follow a general line of argument. I do not know anything about Gov. Markham’s attitude, which has been a drawback to the satisfactory treatment of the subject. I believe there is a new commissioner — one Kidder, of whose identity I am uninformed – but to whom he succeeds I don’t know. I do not imagine that these changes have altered the commission’s policy, as the Executive committee is still composed of Irish, Chapman, Madden and the new man. I have done the best I could under my present light, but would have felt much more free to write if I had been posted up to the latest movements. If you don’t find use for what I have written I shall not expect pay, for there is nothing in it but what you might have written yourself as to substance, and with various improvements as to shape.06363


Raymond, Calif.

Date Original

1891 Jul 7


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0209

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