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A few pleasant recollections of the fifty-fourth Congress

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A large group of members of the Fifty-fourth Congress are pictured. Many are dressed as natives, with some wearing grass skirts. Most are armed with spears or clubs, while some have shields. Four are reading the "Reminiscences of John Sherman," one turns the crank on a spit where John Bull is being roasted, and Thomas B. Reed is standing on a platform on the left. A statue labeled "Jingoism" appears at center. Grover Cleveland appears in effigy with several spears or arrows stuck in him. Joseph G. Cannon sits on the floor on the right.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Executions in effigy; Legislators; Militarism; Nationalism; United States. Congress; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; McCall, Samuel W. (Samuel Walker), 1851-1923; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Barrett, W. E. (William Emerson), 1858-1906; Cummings, Amos J. (Amos Jay), 1841-1902; Minor, Henry Clay, 1842-1900; Dingley, Nelson, 1832-1899; Crisp, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1845-1896

Date: 1896-05-27

Letter from Henry Loomis Nelson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Loomis Nelson requests an investigation into the dismissal of Clerk J. D. O'Connell.  O'Connell had submitted evidence to Representative Cannon, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House, that O. P. Austin, Chief of the Bureau of Statistics, was using his office for personal gain.  O'Connell and Austin have now brought charges against each other.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations; Political crimes and offenses; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations; United States. Department of the Treasury; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; O'Connell, J. D.; Austin, Oscar P. (Oscar Phelps), 1848?-1933

Date: 1902-01-20

Letter from Henry Loomis Nelson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Loomis Nelson pleads the case of J. D. O'Connell, a clerk in the Bureau of Statistics who has been dismissed for submitting serious charges against the Chief of the Bureau, O. P. Austin. Nelson apologizes for bothering President Roosevelt with the case but asks that an investigation into the charges be conducted, asserting that he believes O'Connell to be trustworthy and to deserve a chance to present his proofs.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations; Political crimes and offenses; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations; United States. Department of the Treasury; Austin, Oscar P. (Oscar Phelps), 1848?-1933; O'Connell, J. D.; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927

Date: 1902-01-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William J. Calhoun

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Congressmen Cannon and Hopkins recommend Mr. Hogan for appointment as Internal Revenue Collector for the Southern District of Illinois. President Roosevelt would like William Calhoun's opinion of Hogan.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: State governments--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Illinois; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Hopkins, Albert J. (Albert Jarvis), 1846-1922

Date: 1902-02-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Jules Cambon

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President Roosevelt has communicated with Representative Cannon and finds it agreeable to have the Grand Cross conferred. Roosevelt thanks the ambassador for initiating a painting of Edith Roosevelt by Theobald Chartran.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Orders of knighthood and chivalry; Painting, French; France; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Chartran, Theobald, 1849-1907

Date: 1902-03-11

Letter from John McLoud to George R. Peck

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If passed, an amendment to the Sundry Civil Bill will lead to the removal of one commissioner from each Military Park Organization.  John McLoud would like George Peck to help ensure that Colonel Everest does not lose his position as one of the commissioners at Vicksburg National Military Park. McLoud suggests that Peck speak with President Roosevelt and Joe Cannon, Chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the House.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mississippi--Vicksburg National Military Park; Washington (D.C.); Illinois; Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907; Everest, James G.

Date: 1902-04-26

Letter from William H. Moody to Theodore Roosevelt

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William H. Moody suggests several legislators that he believes should be invited to a dinner designed to be effective at increasing the Navy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; United States. Navy; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Perkins, George, 1844-1926; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Dalzell, John, 1845-1927; Foss, George Edmund, 1863-1936; Dayton, Alston Gordon, 1857-1920; Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918

Date: 1902-12-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt tells his son Kermit he was melancholy after Kermit and Ted went back to school. He reports on the antics of the cats and one incident that involved the next Speaker of the House Joseph Cannon. Roosevelt adds that he has his hands full with presidential work, and Ethel reluctantly returned to boarding school.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents' pets; Presidents--Decision making; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1903-01-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit that he and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt have been riding regularly and have had many visitors, including the Grant La Farges, Winty Chanlers, John Fox, Procter and William Dudley Foulke. He says Senator Hanna enjoys playing with the kitten and Ethel had a friend over. Roosevelt also complains about the pain in his arm and says that Kermit and Ted should go to Harvard.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents' pets; Arm--Wounds and injuries; Harvard College (1780- ); Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935

Date: 1903-01-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Hugh Henry Hanna

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President Roosevelt agrees with Hugh Henry Hanna on the importance of the minority report and has been using the report in an effort to influence Representative Cannon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Illinois; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926

Date: 1903-01-29

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