[James R.] Garfield
You say that Mr Pinchot has given this matter the most careful consideration & is in full accord with yr action in granting the right to the City. Unfortunately Mr P. never saw the H H Val or the Great Tuol Can above it, & therefore his opinion shld have very little weight against that of 100s of mtn lovers who have long enjoyed & appr[illegible] its wondersAnyhow Mr Sec. though d[illegible] [illegible] with you in this important matter I am still with Sincere respect[Faithful?] YrsJohn MuirCrying save our nat resources against waste while against the advice & imformation of friends who know of [illegible] deliberately favored the destruction of H. H. the most sublime Mtn temple after Yo to be found in the Park the grossest waste possible, thus saving with one hand, destroying with the other.
[ca. 1908 May]
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 10.5 cm.
Reel 17, Image 0639
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