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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; Political parties--Public opinion; Flags--Government policy; Flags--Political aspects; Flags--U.S. states; Offices; Accord and satisfaction; Harmony; Party committees; Political party organization; Party affiliation--U.S. states; Party affiliation--Citizen participation; Civil service positions; Friction; Young men; Elections--Political aspects; North Carolina--Greensboro; North Carolina; Southern States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Republican Party (N.C.); Blackburn, Edmond Spencer; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1906-07-12

He killed the albatross

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Illustration shows Charles F. Murphy 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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