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Letter from A. J. Cassatt to Theodore Roosevelt

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President Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Railroad encloses an amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act which enlarges the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission and places railroads under government regulation. Cassatt supports the bill but does not believe that it will pass without active support from President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bills, Legislative; Railroads and state--Law and legislation; Interstate commerce--Law and legislation; Business and politics; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; United States. Congress. Senate; Pennsylvania Railroad (Corporate Name); Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Prouty, Charles A. (Charles Azro), 1853-1921; Cassatt, A. J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906

Date: 1902-04-01

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Lodge writes to President Roosevelt regarding Brooks Adams's proposal to establish distance rates by law. Lodge considers this destructive to businesses.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroads and state--Law and legislation; Railroads; Washington (State)--Spokane; Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927

Date: 1905-12-01

Letter from Charles Stedman Hanks to Theodore Roosevelt

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Charles Stedman Hanks gives his opinion on what will make the Hepburn Act more successful and what constitutes a legal merger of railroads. Hanks cites various examples of suspicious stock prices, mergers, and rates of sales for land that indicate the Hepburn Act can be tightened to be more effective in regulating the railroads. He claims that a large percentage of Americans believe that railroad traffic rates are too high.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroads; Interstate commerce; Railroads and state--Law and legislation; Railroads--Corrupt practices; Stocks--Prices--Law and legislation; New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company; United States. Department of Commerce and Labor; Neill, Charles Patrick, 1865-1942; Adams, Henry C. (Henry Carter), 1851-1921; Austin, Oscar P. (Oscar Phelps), 1848?-1933

Date: 1907-01-10

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