THE WHITE HOUSEWASHINGTONOyster Bay, N.Y.,September 16, 1907. My dear Mr. Muir: I gather that Garfield and Pinchot are rather favorable to the Hetch Hetchy plan, but not definitely so. I have sent them your letter with a request for a report upon it. I will do everything in my power to protect not only the Yosemite, which we have already protected, but other similar great natural beauties of this country; but you must remember that it is out of the question permanently to protect them unless we have a certain degree of friendliness toward them on the part of the people of the State in which they are situated; and if they are used so as to interfere with the permanent material development Of the State instead of helping the permanent material development, the result will be bad. I would not have any difficulty 03944
Oyster Bay, N. Y.
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