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This letter dated May 6, 1949, from the United States Representative Usher Burdick to W.S. Davidson, states that the lawyer Kingman Brewster has “become very much interested in the Williston case and he thinks that he has pull enough to get the Army Engineers to pull in their horns and build the dam with a reservoir of 17 million acre-feet as the law provides.” Burdick writes that he believes it would be a good investment to take a chance and retain Brewster’s service as an attorney, adding that he has discussed the matter with Harry Polk and Polk believes it is a good investment.
Burdick writes that he is enclosing a letter from Polk, but this enclosure was not found with this letter in Burdick's papers.
The letter is marked with the handwritten annotation “Garrison Reclamation.”
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, inundate, inundation, flooding
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, United States Army Corp of Engineers
Usher Burdick, W.S. Davidson, Kingman Brewster, Harry Polk
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to W.S. Davidson Regarding Retaining Kingman Brewster as a Lawyer, May 6, 1949" (1949). Usher Burdick Papers. 467.