William C. Bartlett


John Muir


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[1]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


Porterville, Calif.

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