On behalf of President McKinley, George B. Cortelyou thanks Jesse Larrabee for his letter of congratulations.
President McKinley is "critically ill."
Presidents--Health; McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Secretary to the President Cortelyou asks Major Wadsworth if Trum Cary could find a horse that he could ride for exercise while in Washington.
Horsemanship; Horses--Buying; Cary, Trumbull, 1849-1913
Secretary Cortelyou is unable to make his southern trip and hopes that he will see Peter Otey in Washington.
Secretary Cortelyou would like Charles Pierce to inform him of the best way to send two hundred dollars to Mrs. Snyman.
Secretary Cortelyou writes George Putnam, "I thank you heartily and value your note of the 14th."
Secretary Cortelyou apologizes for his inattention to Senator Quay's telegram and cites President McKinley's assassination as the reason the telegram was missed.
Etiquette; Presidents--Assassination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Secretary Cortelyou thanks Governor Shaw for his telegram and hopes he will see Shaw in Washington.
Secretary Cortelyou regretfully rescinds Richard Sheldon's invitation to a luncheon on the 27th.
Secretary Cortelyou informs Samuel Small that the Secretary of the Naval and Military Order of the Spanish-American War is Surgeon M. H. Crawford.
Spanish-American War (1898); Letter writing
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