Frank P. Flint


John Muir


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORWASHING-TONFebruary 27,1911.Hon. Frank P. Flint,United States Senate.My dear Senator Flint,an to ondorful scenic country in theIn reply to your letter of February 23:The description of the proposed new boundary line forthe sequoia National Park in California, with proposed changesin the present boundary, has been carefully examined by theDepertment and it is believed to be an admirable plan toenlarge this park to include the wonderful scenic country in the high Sierra.It if believed that it is not necessary to withdrawlands outside of the present Sequoia National Park but withinthe boundaries of the proposed extensions, because all these landsnow lie within National Forests and are protected from all forms of entry except Mineral and Agricultural, and discretion restswith the secretary of the Agriculture as to whether agriculturalentries will be permitted.Very respectfully,R.A.Ballinger.Secretary.04969


[Washington, D. C.]

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1911 Mar 1


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