influence from Seattle to St Paul is against
me - & without the President shall conclude
to make a personal matter out of it I cannot
succeed - To date the President, Attorney
General Moody, Judge Day, Walter E. Clark,
Capt. Jarvis, Senator Fairbanks & other powerful
influences have made my fight - but there
is no earthly [previous word struck through] reason why they shall continue
to do so - and the opposing interests will be
stubborn & assisted by such notorious
liars as Ivey, McKenzie, Rustgard et. al.
they can certainly prejudice Senators against
one - since I can have no personal hearing.
I shall, probably, not resist, but accept what
comes with reasonable grace & in the meantime
prepare to make my home & business in Alaska.