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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt addresses General Johnson's inquiry regarding fraud and the Panama Canal and defends himself of criticism he has received by Democrats and for his association with Senator Platt. Roosevelt feels that his previous two years of public service speak for themselves, but that he is unsure of his political future other than the only position he absolutely does not desire is the Vice Presidency. Lastly, Roosevelt comments on the Boer War and the British handling of the situation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Fraud; Political corruption; Politicians; Party affiliation; Thank-you notes; Friendship; Governors--U.S. states--Election; Nominations for office; War; International relations; Panama--Panama Canal; Europe; Great Britain; South Africa; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979

Date: 1900-02-26

Letter from John Grimes Walker to John R. Hudson

Description:

The Isthmian Canal Commission will not provide transportation for employees who resign or return home for personal reasons. Many employees only last a short time and then want to return home. It would be "unjust" for the government to have to cover these expenses and such generosity would be abused. John R. Hudson, Jr. resigned on August 3 and will not receive salary or expenses after that date.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Resignation; Travel costs; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1900-10-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Philip Battell Stewart

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt wants to meet the "Spokane brother-in-law" when he arrives. Roosevelt supports the Isthmian Canal and has done so publicly. He had a good time in Vermont with Stewart's father even though their time was cut short by the attempted assassination of President McKinley. Roosevelt is confident McKinley will recover. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Family; Meetings; Canals, Interoceanic; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Health; Washington (State)--Spokane; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Vermont; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry Cabot Lodge write to Theodore Roosevelt about his continued concern for Roosevelt's well-being after William McKinley's assassination. Theories about what drove Leon Czolgosz to kill McKinley are being discussed in the media. Lodge also discusses the press coverage of who would remain in the cabinet. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anxiety; Friendship; Assassination; Emigration and immigration law; Press and politics; New York (State)--Buffalo; New Jersey--Paterson Region; Russia; Illinois--Vermont; Nicaragua; Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; United States. Department of Foreign Affairs; United States. President; United States. Office of the Vice President; United States. Congress; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-09-19

Letter from Edward Van Dyke Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edward Van Dyke Robinson encloses his article, "The West Indian and Pacific Island in Relation to the Isthmian Canal," which he had previously discussed with President Roosevelt. Robinson also encloses another article he wrote primarily about the potential neutralization of the canal. He believes that a change in the State Department needs to be made before the canal question can be solved.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic; Panama--Panama Canal; United States. Department of State; Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947

Date: 1901-09-20

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The Isthmian canal treaty is fine and the British government only requests the removal of their own amendment. Ambassador Swenson informed Secretary of State Hay that Denmark will not negotiate unless the prices are raised. Hay asks President Roosevelt to consider the matter and provide him with an answer tomorrow.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations--Treaties; Canals, Interoceanic; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; International relations; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Great Britain; Denmark

Date: 1901-10-24

Letter from Albert Shaw to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Albert Shaw requests that President Roosevelt look over some of his editorial notes on the ship subsidy question and the Isthmian issue. Shaw believes that the Isthmus of Panama needs to be annexed. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Editing; Shipbuilding subsidies; Annexation; Panama--Isthmus of Panama

Date: 1901-10-25

Letter from Maurice Hutin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Maurice Hutin, president of the Panama Canal Company, reviews the agreements and negotiations related to the valuation and transfer of the company's Colombia concessions to the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Canals, Interoceanic--Economic aspects; International relations; International relations--Treaties; Negotiation; Business enterprises--Valuation; Corporations--Valuation; Business and politics; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Colombia; Panama Canal Company; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1901-11-30

Letter from Rafael Uribe Uribe to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Rafael Uribe Uribe introduces himself as a representative of Colombia's Liberal Party and a soldier of the rebel army. He explains his party's opposition to the conservative regime and asserts that it fought against the extension of the concession of the Panama Canal to the French. He asserts that the liberals are fighting against tyrannical oppression and hopes that the United States will look upon them with sympathy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Revolution (Colombia : 1899-1903); Civil war; International relations; Colombia; Panama--Panama Canal; Spain; France; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Reyes, Rafael, 1851-1921; Emerson, Edwin, 1869-1959

Date: 1901-12

Letter from John Grimes Walker to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Admiral Walker expresses his views on matters related to the privileges and property of the Panama Canal Company that were raised in a letter from the company's president, Maurice Hutin. Walker defends the work of the Isthmian Canal Commission and the estimate of the Panama Canal Company's worth at $40 million. He doesn't believe that further examination or arbitration as suggested by Hutin should be considered.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Negotiation; Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Canals, Interoceanic--Economic aspects; Business enterprises--Valuation; Corporations--Valuation; Business and politics; International relations; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Colombia; Panama Canal Company; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.)

Date: 1901-12-06

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