W[illia]m E. Colby
CopyNevada City, January 19th.1907.My dear Mr. Mc Allaster:As you will note from the heading of this letter I as still detained in Nevada City on the trial of the case which brought me hear-early in the month. I have just received a letter from Mr. Muir concerning the Kings River report which I wish had reached me, sooner so that I might have had time to change the report in respect to the comparison made between the Kings River Canyon and Yosemite Valley, I know that it must be too late now to do much in the way of changing anything materially for the Bulletin must have gone to press but I wish that you would Insert a note at the end of the report to if it is possible to do so the following effect.NOTE: Mr. John Muir has read the foregoing report and it with the [illegible] it meets with his "hearty approval". He further states that "every possible aid and encouragement should be given by the Club for the preservation, road and" trail building, etc. for the development of the magnificent Kings River"region." He does not approve of that portion of the report, however, "in which the Yosemite and Kings River regions are compared" thinking that the comparison is somewhat "unjust" and "one-sided". The report was already in press or it would have been modified in this particular and this note has been inserted so that Mr. Muir's views on the subject would not be misrepresented by an unqualified endorsement.very truly,03822
Nevada City, Nev.
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