Annie K. Bidwell
and he agreed if I would get the material together. He is biographer for Smithsonean Institute but has no proper material for General's claims, nor have I here, what is necessary & can not get it because there is no one who can send me it as I have it so packed in boxes there at home.If you are willing to do so I would like you to send me a statement, or, better, to Dr Benjamin, to my care, your opinion of General Bidwell's value to California in your own way.If you do not thinkhim the proper one for a place in Statuary Hall to represent Cal, do not feel that I will blame you. Mr. Garner of the Forestry Bureau made an eloquent plea for General last [evg?] at the meeting. At close he said, "if we must have two I would add Judge Field, but I think we should have but one and let future generations have a chance. This evening's Star reported the speeches of others correctly but say Mr Garner of Forestry bureau made a speech advocating Judge
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