George Gove


George Gove


William E. [F.] Bade


THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIORWASHINGTONSeptember 6, 1912.Dear Sir:The City of San Francisco has now filed with the Board of Army Engineers various reports called for by that Board in connection with the Hetch Hetchy reservoir permit. I am sending you, under separate cover, a copy of the printed report and statement of the City, outlining the project and presenting the general case upon which the City relies. The other reports are of a more technical engineering character and a copy of each such report has been filed with the Department of the Interior in Washington and with the Board of Army Engineers at the United States Customs House, San Francisco, where these reports are available for your examination. They relate to the availability of other sources of water supply for the City of San Francisco and the other matters mentioned in the previous letters of this Department to you. The Board of Army Engineers is now on the ground making a careful examination in the light of the ease as thus made on behalf of the City. There has been considerable delay on the part of the City in filing the printed statement which is now being sent to you and on this account the Secretary of the Interior has decided that the time within which Counter-suggestions shall be filed06323

by the objectors should be extended until November 1st instead of being fixed at October 1st, as previously written you. It is vary desirable, however, that anything you may wish to present in opposition to the matters presented by the Cith should be filed as promptly as possible, so that the City may prepare its rejoinder and the whole matter be set for oral hearing. The Secretary has, therefore, instructed me to notify you to send to him at the Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C., by October 15th a concise statement of any matter you may wish to have filed in the case, although you may send a more detailed statement or argument, if you desire to do so, by November 1st. The purpose of asking you for a concise statement by October 15th is that this may be presented to the City, so that it may be advised and may at once make preparation for the oral argument. The City will be given until November 15th in which to file anything further it may desire to presont by way of rejoinder and the oral argument will be set before the Secretary here at this office In Washington, D. C. , on November 20th at 10:30 a. m.Respectfully,[illegible]Assistance to the Secretary.Prof. William E. Bade, C/o Sierra Club,302 Mills Building,San Francisco, California.06323-2--2-


Washington [D.C]

Date Original

1912 Sep 6


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1285

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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