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Letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to Secretary of the Interior E. A. Hitchcock

Date:
1904-10-18T00:00:00
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This item includes a letter in which President Roosevelt writes E. A. Hitchcock about an article in the North American concerning a Mr. Mead., WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON October 18, 1904 To the Secretary of the Interior: Inasmuch as the article in the North American relates to incidents that occurred two years before Mr. Mead was put into the service, and in view of the very emphatic backing given him by Mr. George Bird Grinnel and Mrs. Doubleday, I direct that my request be carried out, and suitably papers prepared. As Mr. Mead is now in the service, I do not see why there must be an exception made to appoint him to his new position. I wish you would have the matter taken up with the Civil Service Commission, and if necessary I will of course approve an exception to the rules on the ground that Mr. George Bird Grinnell, Mrs. Doubleday, and the people most interested in Indian management, think he has exceptional and peculiar qualifications. I may add that if he has not got them, I certainly do not know any one who has. I have sent a copy of the North American to Mrs. Doubleday, and asked her what she knows about the matter. Meanwhile,, I wish to ask if there has been any accusation made against Mr Mead since he has been in the service. If so, please have it investigated. But as three months have passed since i made the request for his appointment, i do not wish his appointment held up pending the examination. Theodore Roosevelt
Partner:
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
Letters from President Theodore Roosevelt to Secretary of the Interior Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Communications with the Executive Department
Source:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7268659
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