B. L. Allen [Special Agent General Land Office]
San Francisco Dec 12, 1892
John Muir Eqr
As Special Agent of the Gen Land Office I was directed by the [illegible] Commissioner to examine and locate the boundaries of the proposed [Tulare?] Forest [Reservation?], as asked for by a petition, Signed by Citizens of Fresno [Tulare?] and Kern Counties – also asked for by the American Foresty Association- I have completed the examination of Said Reservation- and am now at work on my report to the Department at Washington. I understand that there is likely to be some opposition or protest made to its acceptance by the Department.
this opposition will come from the Sheep men & their friends who [have used?] this land for posturge for a number of years. The friends of the Mesenotion do not come to the front as they right to do. And when the matter comes up for action by the Hon Secretary. the chances are that while there is likely to be numerous protests against the Reservation – there will be nothing from its friends. [Sustaining?] it. I would like to have a [communication?] from you to accompany my report and from any other friendly Source —
Yours very Respectfully
B L Allen
Spl Agt GLO.
San Francisco, [Calif]
1892 Dec 12
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Allen, B. L., "Letter from B. L. Allen [Special Agent General Land Office] to John Muir, 1892 Dec 12." (1892). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 215.
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