Summary of Content: Discusses an article Cleveland writes for the Youth Companion about what should the government do with ex-Presidents. Writes, ”This subject, i think was suggested by me. I have thought of it a great deal and have gone so far as to make a start in its preparation.” Asks, however, to change the topic to something about the ”importance of rehabilitating and stimulating the determination of good citizenship in its broad sense, as a steadying saving agency against the wildness...that threatens the well being of our (?) nation.”
Background: Youth’s Companion was a popular American children’s magazine. Its first publishers, Nathaniel Wills and Asa Rand, stated that it was created to encourage ”virtue and piety, and... warn against the ways of transgression”. Riding was the editor of the Youth’s Companion.