Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie
[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Raymond, Cal., Dec. 7, ’91.Dear Mr. Johnson.I mailed a Yosemite letter to the Chicago Inter Ocean yesterday and one to the N.Y. Times today. Look out for them, and if either be published please be sure to send me several copies. The bearing is the same in both, and some of the material similar, but the Times letter is probable the better of the two for the purpose. I asked the editor of the Times, in case of his not wanting the copy, to send it to you so that you could read it “for [fun?].” If these letters be published, it will be a cheeky Congressman who will fight us in Congress. I received a note today acknowledging arrival of my article “Canal Builders” &c. Since writing it I have rec’d a number of replies to my circular, all of the same tenor: i.e., approval of the reservation. I have some from Fresno City which cause me to think I was mistaken as to the opposition there. One of the very men whom I supposed was against the reserve writes me in favor of it at every point, and offering to write his ideas in full if I want them. He is an influential real-estate man, lawyer, banker &c. &c.06373
1891 Dec 7
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