W[illia]m E. Colby
Muir-2imperative that you should be there . I will endeavor to get as many other prominent men as possible, and I would suggest to help matters along that you write at once to President Jordan, Mr. Olney and perhaps President Wheeler, asking them if they will kindly aid us in this matter by attending that committee meeting in Sacramento and that I will inform them two days in advance of the exact date . I will write to them also but they will pay a great deal more attention to a request from you.I agree with you and do not think that the opposition of the Examiner has amounted to much but has rather helped us than otherwise. Our whole fight will be in the Senate and it will require very earnest work and determined effort to overcome the opposition which has been created by Senator Curtin of Sonora. Have you written to Lieut. Gov. Alden Anderson requesting him to aid us in this matter? A strong letter from you to him would undoubtedly do much good as he is presiding officer in the Senate. I deem it very important that you should write to him as he will pay a great deal more attention to a letter from you than one from me.I have a very strong letter from Congressman Needham in whose district Yosemite Valley is situated. He is very heartily in favor of recession and he gives me as his opinion that it will be unnecessary for Congress to pass an act accepting the Valley but that the President can assume control immediately upon the act passing our Legislature. With the President favorable we will have no trouble about that part of it. However, I do not deem it wise to mention this fact as most of the legislators in Sacramento deem it necessary for Congress to take action, and if they03509
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