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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt does not want the vice presidency; instead he wants to continue to be governor, where he believes he can accomplish more. With regard to the Second Boer War, Roosevelt sympathizes with the British, for he sees that they and the Boers are both fighting for that in which they believe. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); South African War (1899-1902); Nominations for office; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Political ethics; Military ethics; International relations--Moral and ethical aspects; South Africa--Transvaal; South Africa; Great Britain; Mexico; Spain; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Payn, Louis Frisbie, 1835-1923; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1900-02-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Marcus Alonzo Hanna

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President Roosevelt desired a quick decision about the Alabama judgeship in order to prevent bitterness. He will not act on the southern appointments until he has had a chance to talk with Senator Hanna after the election. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Judges--Selection and appointment; Meetings; Alabama; Southern States; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1901-10-08

Telegram from Charles Ransom Miller to Robert W. Welch

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Charles Ransom Miller offers to print a statement from President Roosevelt about the appointment of Henry C. Payne as Postmaster General.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Press and politics; United States. Postmaster General; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1901-12-20

Letter from Benjamin B. Odell to Theodore Roosevelt

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Governor Odell hopes to avoid tension between President Roosevelt and Frederick Norton Goddard over the Henkel decision. Odell and his daughter have been sick and he congratulates President Roosevelt on selecting Henry C. Payne as Postmaster General.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Health; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; New York (State); United States. Postmaster General; Goddard, Frederick Norton, 1861-1905; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1901-12-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Ransom Miller

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President Roosevelt never reads the World and therefore would have never known of the attack against Henry C. Payne. He defends Payne and invites Charles Ransom Miller to come have a meal with him, Attorney General Knox, Secretary Root, and Secretary Hay. They can discuss their problems together.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Dinners and dining; Meetings; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Hay, John, 1838-1905

Date: 1901-12-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Bucklin Bishop

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President Roosevelt informs Joseph Bucklin Bishop that he has heard from Bishop Potter and thanks Bishop for everything he has done. Roosevelt also mentions an issue involving Henry C. Payne and his involvement in politics and the Northern Pacific Railway, 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political corruption; Postmasters--Selection and appointment; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904; Spooner, John C. (John Coit), 1843-1919; Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908

Date: 1902-01-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Emory Smith

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President Roosevelt accepts Charles Emory Smith's resignation as United States Postmaster General.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cabinet officers--Resignation; United States. Post Office Department; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1902-01-04

Letter from John S. Wise to Theodore Roosevelt

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John S. Wise cautions against reappointing "the worst 'ring' that ever controlled Republican politics in Virginia," which he later refers to as "Agnew, Bowden & Co."  He is not concerned about who is appointed in their place but does not want the "disreputable gang" reappointed.  Wise suggest several people that President Roosevelt can speak with regarding the "unreliable, treacherous, and unrepresentative self-seekers."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political leadership; Virginia; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904; Hull, John A. T. (Albert Tiffin), 1841-1928; Babcock, J. W. (Joseph Weeks), 1850-1909; Scott, Nathan Bay, 1842-1924

Date: 1902-01-27

Telegram from Whitney to George B. Cortelyou

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Whitney requests a response to Postmaster General Payne's message.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1902-02-15

Letter from Harry S. New to Theodore Roosevelt

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Harry S. New expresses appreciation for the offer of a position in the Roosevelt administration but requests some time for consideration.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1902-02-17

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