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Letter from William Henry Hunt to George B. Cortelyou

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William Henry Hunt recommends Frederic C. Howe for a position in the government of Puerto Rico. He believes Howe is particularly qualified for treasurer. Hunt is concerned about the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and would like it to be filled soon. Overall, things are going well in Puerto Rico to improve conditions permanently.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Judges--Selection and appointment; Colonies--Administration; Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico. Supreme Court; Howe, Frederic C., 1867-1940

Date: 1901-08-26

Letter from Robert Sanderson McCormick to George B. Cortelyou

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Ambassador McCormick recommends Charles V. Herdliska, the secretary of the legation, for appointment as consul at Prague.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Employment references; Austria--Vienna; Czech Republic--Prague; Herdliska, Charles V.

Date: 1901-09-01

Letter from John Bartlett to George B. Cortelyou

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Mr. Scott of the Oregonian will be unable to visit Washington, D.C. President Roosevelt has the "cordial and sincere support" of the Oregonian.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Press and politics; Travel; Meetings; Newspaper editors; Oregon; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Scott, Harvey W. (Harvey Whitefield), 1838-1910

Date: 1901-09-23

Letter from David Jayne Hill to George B. Cortelyou

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Assistant Secretary Hill encloses a translated note requesting that congratulations be sent to the Persian Shah on his birthday. Hill also encloses a draft of the telegram that will be sent to the Shah.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Birthdays; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Iran

Date: 1901-09-26

Letter from Edward M. Knox to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

The hat for President Roosevelt has been sent express.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hats; Hatters; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-09-27

Letter from John Kendrick Bangs to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

John Kendrick Bangs requests a personnel letter be forwarded to President Roosevelt and notes a quick reply is needed because the work under discussion needs to be completed soon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Authors and publishers; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-02

Memorandum for George B. Cortelyou

Description:

The letter from Maribel Williams appears insincere as her form of address was likely chosen in an attempt to increase the likelihood of her letter reaching President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Letters; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-04

Letter from William Cary Sanger to George B. Cortelyou

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Acting Secretary of War Sanger reports that, in accord with President Roosevelt's instructions, the court-martial against Lieutenant Brown will be suspended until Brown returns to the country; the papers on Lieutenant Howell's court-martial for drunkenness will be sent to the White House; and excellent field service will be given greater consideration than written examination results, for candidates wishing to enter the regular army.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Administration; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--Cases; Armed Forces--Officers--Promotions; Field service (Military science); United States. War Department; United States. Army; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-04

Letter from Alvey A. Adee to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Assistant Secretary Adee submits the draft of instructions outlining the duties of the American delegates to the Pan-American conference in Mexico. He requests the draft be considered by President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Management; International relations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Hill, David Jayne, 1850-1932; Hay, John, 1838-1905

Date: 1901-10-07

Letter from John G. Capers to George B. Cortelyou

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As Republican national committeeman for South Carolina, John G. Capers feels responsible for the character and competence of the federal office holders in his state. He has recommended the appointment of L. W. C. Blalock as collector of internal revenue. Blalock has many endorsements, including from Senator McLaurin. However, Blalock has not received the appointment and Capers would like to know if President Roosevelt has decided that Blalock cannot be appointed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; Federal government--Officials and employees; South Carolina; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McLaurin, John Lowndes, 1860-1934

Date: 1901-10-07

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