Cha[rle]s F. Lummis
your Hetch Hetchy matter. You are dead right; and it is time to fight against these iniquities.I saw Garfield dawn here – as I also saw him in Washington in some rather warm discussion as to scientific exploration. He is sane and sound case, and I think will be in the matter yon bring up. I will try to send him a communication direct; but if I cam gat it in editorial typo in the magasine, it will be all the better.With the love of all my house to all of yours,Always,Your Friend,[illegible]I am grateful and proud of your opinion of my Sidewinder; I don’t believe I call him any bad names. Myself, I love the dignity and the competency of the rattlesnake of any sort. He has the power of life and death in hit mouth; and if he were a civilised gossip, there are enough rattlesnakes in California to kill all the inhabitants of the United State. Unfortunately he has never gone in the newspaper business; and never bites those who don’t trespass upon him.3921
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