DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,GENERAL LAND OFFICE,WASHINGTON, D.C.,December 28, 1906.ADDRESS ONLY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, CaliforniaMy dear Mr. Muir:Senator Flint, of California, has sent me a copy of your letter of September 12, 1906, addressed to Mr. John J. Byrne, Los Angeles, California, in which you briefly report your examination of certain petrified forest remain in Arizona, lying to the north of the petrified Forest National Monument,Proclaimed by the President December 8, 1906. and containing [illegible] acres, of which a copy is herewith inclosed as well as a copy of the Act of June 8, 1906, under which this and other monuments have already been created. Senator Flint has also sent me your pencil sketch, showing approximate area, direction and distance from Adamana station, S. Fe. Railway, of the various petrified forest remains visited by you, and I think it certain that those named as "1st," "2nd," "3rd" and "Blue Forests" are covered by the proclamation. It is of the others, therefore, and particularly those north of the Rail-road, that I wish to get, if possible, more definite information. In preparing the drafts of proclamations and the maps which are made a part of them, it is extremely desirable that the requirements of the second paragraph of the Act which restricts areas of monuments, be kept in mind, and this I have done heretofore and desire to continue. I have no doubt that your03794
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