Washington, D.C: June 16, 1908.
1 p. typed telegram copy on printed Western Union slip. 12mo. Some vertical creasing. Very good in custom brown morocco-backed folding box Item #247872
Taft sends a telegram, as Secretary of War, to the Republican Party Chairman Frank H. Hitchock during the Republican Convention in Chicago. Taft states his and President Roosevelt’s opposition to “a resolution calling for a reduction of Southern representation. I see no reason why we should prod the South with any such futile threat. Booker Washington and many other negro leaders have assured me of their opposition to the plank on the ground that it will not benefit their race …”.
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