R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
J. M, 3to speak, instituted in the District of Columbia court enjoining him on this very basis from action under the Garfield grant.[illegible]Now I have already proposed for your consideration and that of Colby, without getting any response, that such a suit should be instituted by you alone or by other members of the Club. I should gladly join in, though I have no financial resources this year.I believe that Joseph H. Choate could be got to argue that question, and as it is one of public interest he perhaps would no's charge a large fee; perhaps none at all. But others perhaps could be got to do it in the public interest. Perhaps you and Colby may think that we would not gain much so long as the bill of the last Congressis to be reintroduced, but it seems to me that it would be a great gain all around for the various reserves_ if we could succeed. Of course Congress may do anything with the reserves— even to abolishing them all.I was very sorry about Harriman's death, for I know that he saved the day for us on the recession bill. I remember writing to him on that subject and invoking his aid and getting a nice note in return saying he would help.Don't forget that I think it indispensable04591
1909 Sep 22
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