The new artesian well should be capped so its flow could be controlled so there would not be a problem with claims of surplus water. Written in pencil at the top of the page: "102-5" "174-2" and "Dry Lake, Nev." Letter is stamped "A.S.H. Jan 7." Letter also refers to Mr. Mcnamee.
McNamee states that although the Union Pacific Railroad owns the land that the springs are on and all the land it historically watered, to further protect their water right they should apply for the right to appropriate the water.