Catherine H. [Katie C.H.] Hittell
[page 2] Nation? I do hope that your letter will help the nation to accept this gift. No City in the world will have so fine a Park and we few San Franciscans can begin again to raise our heads and boast, in spite of earthquakes and fires and corruption and dishonest citizens. I think I wrote you that Mr Kent wants the matter dept secret so that Messrs Newlands and Magee should not make trouble until the gift is accepted by the nation. He writes “I hardly think anything that the barbarous ones can do will upset the plan but should rather not tell them about it.”
San Francisco, Calif.
Dec 29 
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