C. H. Sholes
James R. Garfield
J. H. G. #3.particular territory year after year, that such outside supply does exist. That being so, there seems to be no reason why this application should not be denied.You, Mr. Secretary, have lately viewed with your own eyes some portions of our forest domain, including Crater Lake National Park---a preserve which was only secured to come under the guardianship of the Government after years of effort, but the wisdom of which is now widely accepted. And I beg you will not forget that all of these National Parks are but pencil points, as it were, in this magnificent alpine domain of California, Oregon and Washington; and yet, insignificant as they are in comparison with what remains, the process of spoliation seems to have begun, and if not checked in the outset by the highest authority in the Government, the day of their ultimate destruction is at hand.Trusting that you will give this subject your most careful and earnest consideration,I am, Sir,Very respectfully yours,C. H. Sholes,04232
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