weather friends were attracted to the Humes
support by his presence in Fairbanks
& the persistent undercurrent, that
he had gone there with a promise of
appointment in my place - His
death disorganizes all their efforts.
My friends in Fairbanks [previous word struck through] Valdez however
were not frightened or intimidated by
that bold political move and have
remained loyal to me: - the most
disloyal of all are Heilig & Claypool
the latter of whom has not missed an
opportunity to attack me in public
where he thinks I will not hear of it.
Of course Harlan is being used by the
Copper crowd to kill me off - but they