William C. Bartlett
Please return to J Muir[letterhead]Porterville Cal. Jan 7, 1899My Dear Mr. Muir -I am moved to write to you about a matter which seems to me of great public importance. I came here last August - with a commission as Federal Forest Supervisor of the Southern Sierra Reservation (4000,000 acres or more). Last season 200,000 sheep invaded the reservation by virtue of a temporary concession made by the Secretary of the Interior. I need not relate to you the damage and desolation which these sheep have wrought? You know all about such results from personal observation.Certain land and sheep speculators have sent on02525
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