W[illia]m Ham Hall
Grant building, San Francisco, September 30th.,1907.John Muir, Esq.,Martinez, Cal.,Dear Sir:-At the suggestion of Mr. Thos. R. Hanna, formerly my assistant on my Tuolumne river work, I am writing you relative to the storage and utilization of waters on that river.As you perhaps Know, I represent those who have a number of claims, &c., on the Cherry-Eleanor branch of that river.We specially desire not to take any part in the conflict as between the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts and the city of San Francisco.Neither can we afford to mix up in any: opposition to the city's using the Hetch-Hetchy Valley for a reservoir.And I particularly request you, at the outset of this letter, not to use my name in any way or my work or attitude in any way other than as-herein suggested to you. Above all, please do not put me in a position as saying anything against the city's aspirations or the District Claims.03933
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