Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie
[Robert Underwood] Johnson
yours in San Francisco, for distribution where they would do the most good. And I would like two or three copies of each for myself. I have written tonight to the Overland to withdraw my article on the military question – altho’ it probably would not have been published anyway. I was tempted to inquire, in one of the enclosed letters, about the allusion to “blackmail” in the letter from H.K. Field (whoever he may be) copied in the Commission’s report. There are some suits pending against the Y. stage Company for personal injuries by stage accidents, and I suspect that there is some connection between one of them and Field’s reference. However, having nothing sure to go on, I thought best to overlook the matter. I think however, that Secretary Noble ought to demand an explanation from Field. But that is only a suggestion. The Commission’s report ought to be a thorough means of their own destruction. I would give my left arm willingly to pay for the pleasure of sitting at a table with a Senate committee, with that and the Commission’s other reports in my hand, and the liberty to cross-question Mr. Irish and his pals, and some of the stable-birds of Yosemite. The elaborateness with which Irish has worked up the tissue of falsehood in the report is not
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