R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
T. R. 2which he did with reluctance, as he felt he might be thought an interested party. This statement, which raised some important practical questions, I sent to Secretary Garfield.Of course you know that the Sierra Club, of which our high-minded and disinterested friend John Muir is President, is vigorously opposed to the project as unnecessary and otherwise objectionable. Its secretary, William E. Colby, writes me: "The whole scheme is a political job to do up a local water company." (I think he refers not to the Spring Valley but to the Bay Cities Company) .Success to your May conference! I see signs of great public interest in it. In this matter of our national-resources we are all in the same boat and nobody must be permitted to scuttle it!As ever,Respectfully and sincerel yours,[illegible]To the PresidentThe White House,Washington, D. C.
1908 Apr 28
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