R. B. Marshall
2. J. M.to get into a National Park it would only be a short time before electric and steam cars would be running all over the Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks.I feel that this is a matter of serious moment to the preservation of our National Parks and I write you this letter to ask you if you will not use your influence to help defend the National Parks from encrouchment, by the granting of such privileges. Will you not write or wire the president in the matter, also any member of Congress from California, or elsewhere, that you think would have any influence in granting or stoping the granting of such privileges?Make the language as strong as possible, and it should be immediately. I appeal to you in this matter as I recognize that there is no one in the United States more interested in the preservation of there National Parks than yourself. There is but little that I can do in opposing the scheme of the Railroads, save calling the attention of my friends and asking them to use their utmost influence to prevent it.Mrs. Marshall and I were sorry that you did not come to our house as you had promised, whenever you were in Sacramento. We will forgive you this time, but not in the future.Yours sincerely,[illegible] 03518
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