Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie
[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Raymond, Fresno Co. Cal., Feb. 1 ’91.Dear Mr. Johnson: I enclose herewith two letters for publication. The longer one I hope that you will be able to have published in the N.Y. Times or Post. Please do all you can to get the Times to publish it, as I suspect that the Commissioners believe that the Times has withdrawn its countenance of our efforts. I know that they have been industriously trying to defame my reputation by private attacks, and I do not under estimate the extent of their influence. Not that I am hurt in feeling in the slightest degree thereby, for I am not at all tender-skinned in matters of that kind, having had too much experience in rough newspaper warring to be over-sensitive. What I would mind would be the success of their attempts to shut me off from publication in these articles which are the best supports of the cause. The other letter, you will see, is prepared especially for use in Boston. I thought you might have some literary friend there who could get the letter published in one of the Hub dailies. I consider Boston as possibly our best stronghold. Of course I expect pay for publication of these letters, altho’ I wish that I did not have to say so. But, if they are used, I would gladly out of the pay contribute two or three dollars to buy some copies that might be sent to some friend of10358
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