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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Author:
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Date:
1912-03-26
Description:
Theodore Roosevelt thanks Robert Harry Munro Ferguson for his letter to Kermit Roosevelt and wonders why Ferguson did not write up his trip to the Hudson Bay, as he's one of the few people who can "see clearly and beautifully and then write about what they have seen." Roosevelt does not feel like he could shirk leadership at the present time, as too many people want him as a leader as well as some "decent" leadership. Although he does not believe he will be nominated as the Republican candidate for president, Roosevelt doesn't trust the Democratic party to solve the problems at hand. He also mentions the split within the Republican party: the "stupid and sometimes sinister reactionaries under the flabby leadership of President Taft" and the "foolish and violent extremists under the purely self-interested and demagogic leadership of Robert M. La Follette." Finally, Roosevelt encloses a copy of the speech he made at Carnegie Hall and notes the safe return of Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and Ethel Roosevelt from Panama and Costa Rica.
Subject:
Letters, Political parties--Evaluation, Political parties--Platforms, Presidents--Nomination, Problem solving, Speeches, addresses, etc., Voyages and travels, Hudson Bay, Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.), Democratic Party (U.S.), Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925, Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943, Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930, Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o225751
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