Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3/by the river; for the Valley horses run everywhere. And the fences can be taken down, and an order issued excluding the public from those grounds, which would answer the same purpose as fencing. But the fencing is only one point of the indictment. Nevertheless, it is well to be very exact and fully posted on all our points, as I would urge Mr. Ward to try to get the information through his brother. I would write to the latter myself, but do not know his address – nor his initials. None of the Yosemite people whom I can see here can be trusted to tell the truth. I think that after Mr. Noble’s report something will have to be done by Congress. If it should come to an investigation calling for witnesses at Washington, please let me know at the earliest moment when the information shall reach you. I suppose that I would be summoned, and I would have to [illegible] to prepare myself with necessary clothing and other matters of that sort. But I hardly expect an investigation of that sort. I cannot06372


Raymond, Calif.

Date Original

1891 Dec 3


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0387

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