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STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
CHASE & CO.
\ \\ Maroh 11, 1927.
Mr. Geo. B. Hills,
Dear Mr. Hillsi-
In looklins thru some old files a (ew days
ago I ran across an affidavit which I nade January 27, 1906,
over twenty-one years ago with roferenco to the Everglades
when the first attempt was nmsde to cror.tCo drainage dis-
trict to take care of the ezpenoe o2 the dz'vinaGo and re-
claration of the Cgldes.
In spite of the fact that it has been some
twenty-one years since this affidavit was made I see no
reason to change tMl, views I then had concerning. the drain-
age of sano. I kno'-. that there has becn thousands of
acres of sgladc lands bordering on the Zverglades which used
to be over-flowed annually, on thich spring tomato orops
were cultivated. Since the ivergla&de drainage has start-
ed these lands have gradually gone out of use, for the
reason that the water table has been lowered and no annual
over-flow units the lands referred to for tomato cultiva-
I am passing this affidavit on to you,
thinking it may be of some use, as I note that you are
connected with the engineers who are making a survey of
the partially reclaimed district. You might get some
further information in connection with this matter, both
for and against the drainage, by looking up some of the
affidavits and testimony in conneetion with the Southern
States Land & Lumber Company suit.
Yours very truly,