April 3, 1931 – JSA to Belle Moskowitz

  • April 3, 1931 JSA to Belle Moskowitz:

My dear Mrs. Moskowitz:

You might be interested in reading the attached which represents the first shot of our seven months arduous campaign to defeat the Hewitt tree-cutting amendment, often referred to as the Reforestation amendment.

I am informed that the so-called Recreation bill went through, amending the same Section 7 of Article VII, permitting the cutting of trees to erect all kinds of structures throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks. This will interest many who have heretofore turned their back to the Constitution by favoring the Reforestation Amendment.

I will be out of town for a few days but on my return I promise to write you about more important matters such as a certain fishing trip which must be made successful in every way.

Sincerely yours,