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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick Norton Goddard

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President Roosevelt gives his approval for Captain Goddard to give a letter of introduction to his Armenian friend. Until Roosevelt received Goddard's letter he hadn't thought of Charles Murray as postmaster. Roosevelt will gladly talk over the New York City appointments with Goddard.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Postmasters--Selection and appointment; Political campaigns; Armenians--Political activity; Armenians--Religion; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; New York (State)--New York; Murray, Charles H.

Date: 1904-09-29

Letter from Frederick Norton Goddard to Theodore Roosevelt

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Republican Party official Frederick Norton Goddard continues his campaign for Marcus M. Marks to be appointed postmaster. Goddard has enclosed two more letters of reference, from labor representatives Samuel B. Donnelly and Edward A. Moffatt, as well as a clipping of a newspaper column. Goddard has heard that Governor Odell wants William R. Willcox, a former commissioner of Mayor Seth Low, to be postmaster. Goddard thinks Willcox is a poor choice.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor unions; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; Postmasters--Selection and appointment; New York (State)--New York; Willcox, William R. (William Russell), 1863-1940

Date: 1904-11-16

Letter from Francis Bennett Williams to Theodore Roosevelt

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Francis Bennett Williams details the political situation in the last election, including voter participation and corruption by Democrats. He suggests possible replacements for Mr. Cohen and gives a very bad report of H. Dudley Coleman. Finally, Williams states the opinion of President Roosevelt in the American South is changing, largely due to the effectiveness of his policies and appointments there.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political planning; Political campaigns; Elections--U.S. states; Political participation--U.S. states; Meetings; Scheduling; Employees--Dismissal of; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; Presidents--Public opinion; Press and politics; Louisiana--New Orleans; Louisiana; Republican Party (La.); Cohen, Walter

Date: 1904-12-24

Letter from L. V. McKesson to William H. Taft

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L. V. McKesson thanks Secretary of War Taft for President Roosevelt's review of his letter. McKesson discusses the political situation in Toledo, Ohio, and states a political appointment for his friend was not the true purpose of the letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections--U.S. states; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; Political parties--Public opinion; Presidents--Election; Ohio--Toledo; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1906-06-30

Letter from Spencer B. Adams to Theodore Roosevelt

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Chairman Adams writes to President Roosevelt describing the North Carolina Republican State Convention. Adams was elected chairman of the state Republican Party at the convention and believes the convention was a success. Adams assures Roosevelt that as chairman, he will not allow patronage hiring. He asserts that Roosevelt is very popular with the people of North Carolina and if harmony persists in the Republican Party, it will have great success in North Carolina.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political conventions--U.S. states; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; Flags--Political aspects; Party committees; Political party organization; Party affiliation--U.S. states; Party affiliation--Citizen participation; Elections--Political aspects; North Carolina--Greensboro; North Carolina; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Republican Party (N.C.); Blackburn, Edmond Spencer; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1906-07-12

Letter from Charles J. Bonaparte to Theodore Roosevelt

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Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte discusses the political situation in Baltimore regarding the vacancy for Deputy Surveyor of Customs and recommends that President Roosevelt leave the position unfilled until after the election and then appoint James Campbell. Bonaparte then discusses the political situation between Clarence C. Pusey, Abraham Lincoln Dryden, and John B. Hanna, recommending that Roosevelt suggest that Pusey wait until November 1st to take office, which would be considerate to William H. Jackson without offending Pusey's supporters. Bonaparte also discusses whether two ships should make a trip to New Orleans or not.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Military appointments; Civil service ethics; Customs administration; Civil service--Corrupt practices; Civil service--Discipline; Employees--Dismissal of; Letters; Political campaigns; U.S. states--Politics and government; Governors--Election; Ships; Political leadership--Public opinion; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; Press and politics; American newspapers; Maryland--Baltimore; Maryland--Cumberland; Louisiana--New Orleans; Tennessee; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Republican Party (Md.); United States. Navy; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; Lowndes, Lloyd, 1845-1905; Mudd, Sydney Emanuel, 1858-1911; Jackson, William H., 1839-1915; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932

Date: 1906-09-10

He killed the albatross

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Charles F. Murphy is proudly sitting on the bow of a ship with an albatross labeled "Tammany Rule," its wings labeled "Graft" and "Patronage," that he has shot with an arrow labeled "Murphyism." Caption: And I had done a hellish thing, / And it would work 'em woe.--Coleridge "The Ancient Mariner."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Albatrosses; Political corruption--U.S. states; Patronage, Political--U.S. states; Civil service reform--U.S. states; Sailors; Sailing ships; Tammany Hall; Murphy, Charles Francis, 1858-1924

Date: 1913-11-26

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