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CHASE & CO.
November 6, 1928.
Mr. Robt. Hanson,
St, Augastlae, Fla.
On retarn to the office yesterday, after three
weeks absence, I find oopy of letter addressed to the Miami
News, ulder date of October 4, 1928, which I have read with
It ti astonishing to learn how man people are
anxious to have the Ivergladea reclaimed, basing their
desire on statements made by real estate agents. Your
letter is fall of first hand information about this terri-
tory, and abould receive indoreement frou those who are
more or less in taach with the hasar&s attached to the re-
olemation.woek necessary to make the territory eate for
people to settle in.
Tbe question in vy mina La whether, after they
have made dikes high enough to afford protection daring a
hurriease mash as we experiei ed in 1926 and 1928, they
will not have spent more money than the land reclaimed in
worth. Sinee there La only a small percentage of the
land out of water in Florida under saltivation why go to
this tremendous expense to reolatL the margins of Lake
I enjoyed reading Mr. Moses' letter of October
13 to you, whieh I an enaloaing. Moses and I were in the
Ingraham party which oroesed the Glades in 1892.
I am wondering whether or not you have mailed
copies of your letter of Ootober 4 to Gen. Jadwin, Chief
of the U. a. nagineersa in Washington, D.C. It strikes
me that this letter should be sent to the heads of the Wur
Department, so they will be acquainted with first-hand fats.
CHASE & CO.
Up to the present time the dikes have beon butlt with
politltal promises. Personally I see no reason why
the government shoulA take a htand in this reolemation work,
unless to eetabliah a safe formula for the work.
Yours very truly,
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