Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


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Raymond, Fresno Co., Cal.Sept. 27th, 91Dear Mr. Johnson:Yours of the 17th rec’d yesterday. Thank you for the proof of that article, which appears to be about the right thing for the occasion. It ought to suggest to Californians a good deal more than is expressly set down. I hear that a force of wood-choppers are slashing right and left in the neighborhood of “The farm” in Yosemite. Undoubtedly some little thinning of young trees might not be amiss there, but I shudder to think what the result of the present work will be. When I first knew the Valley that part was very attractive. The “improvements” made there during the last three years are a dreadful indication of what the present assault is likely to produce. I also hear that a force is at work in the Big Tree Grove, but I would not venture an opinion on the outcome of their labors without more information than I have at present. I learn06369


Raymond, Calif.

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1891 Sep 27


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 19 cm.

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