W[illia]m E. Colby
[illegible]San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 7, 1905.Honorable George C. Perkins, Senate Chamber,Washington, D. C.Dear Sir:I regret extremely to trouble you again in the matter of the Recession of the Yosemite Valley, particularly in view of what you have already written me on the subject, but the matter is of such extreme importance to the movement and of such vital interest to our Club that I trust you will pardon me for writing this communication.I have just returned from Sacramento where I spent a day in Interviewing the State Legislators on this proposition. I find that the feeling among those who understand the situation is very strongly in favor of Recession and I think that we will have no difficulty in the Assembly. In the Senate, however, I find that we are meeting with serious oppositin from one or two gentlemen who have personal grievances against the U. S. Government In their management of the Yosemite national Park. Senator Curtin of Sonora, a Democrat, who owns a cattle ranch near the Yosemite National Park, has had personal conflicts with the authorities of the National Park and so have many of his clients in the matter of03504
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