Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie
[Robert Underwood] Johnson
shall occur, and is thick as thieves with Washburn, Glasscock and the rest. Accidentally, I met Mr. A. H. Ward at Raymond, the other day. It was my first personal acquaintance with him, and I was much pleased with the man. He told me that he had met one of Mr. Noble’s agents at Mariposa, and had posted such agent on some points of Yosemite matters. I have been here throughout the summer, and my knowledge or information of affairs in the mountains is only second-hand stuff, but apparently the mess up there is worse than ever, and the combine has been putting itself in shape to hold fast. By the way, have you orcan you obtain information as to the truth of the claim made very noisily by J. P. Irish’s friends that that person will “run” the national administration in its dealings with California matters should Mr. Cleveland be slected President. These boasts and the prominence given to Irish (or attained by his pushing himself forward) on the stump will cost not a few votes that might have been thrown for Cleveland. There are many, like myself, who have voted twice for Cleveland but who are thinking of voting for Harrison or of going quail shooting on election day, simply because of the alleged influence had over06416[in margin: Heaven preserve us!]
1892 Oct 4
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