Ambassador Reid has forwarded President Roosevelt's letter to the people of Salisbury, and he is sure it will promote kindly feeling. Reid hopes that they may be able to bring the "slow-moving" Colonial Office to an early agreement, as the only currently contentious issue between the parties is that of purse-nets. Reports of William Jennings Bryan's speech in Madison Square Garden produced instant revulsion in Great Britain, as the public thought he "dished" himself by proposing government ownership of the railways. Reid has not yet had a chance to discuss Roosevelt's letter to Andrew Carnegie with Sir Edward Grey, but plans to bring it up at first chance. Frederick Scott Oliver, author of the new book about Hamilton, does not seem to be a prominent literary figure among the Englishmen Reid has asked. Reid has been watching the Cuban situation with great anxiety, as he has always believed the United States made foolish decisions about Cuba at the beginning of the Spanish-American War.
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