Letter from Amasa Pierce Thornton to Theodore Roosevelt
Amasa Pierce Thornton thinks it "practically settled" that Alton B. Parker will be the Democratic nominee for President and cites Parker's favorable decisions to labor as the reason. With President Roosevelt and Parker both hailing from New York, Thornton notes that one of them will lose his home state and opines that there is presently "a good deal of dissatisfaction" over President Roosevelt there. Weighing the factors at play, though, Thornton predicts that New York will go to Roosevelt, and when he returns from Europe, Thornton will be "ready to take off my coat" to campaign for him. As for the gubernatorial election, he believes that Governor Benjamin B. Odell is right in stepping down and believes the Republican candidate should be Cornelius Newton Bliss because of his business standing, party loyalty, and great friendship with President William McKinley.
Letter from Amasa Pierce Thornton to Theodore Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt Papers.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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U.S. President - 1st Term (September 1901-February 1905)
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