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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to James A. Tawney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00118.06 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: February 27, 1910 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.5 x 17.6 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 8.9 x 7.8 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00118.06 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: February 27, 1910 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.5 x 17.6 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 8.9 x 7.8 cm

Summary of Content: Discusses concerns about public estimates for a district jail and mentions previous letter received from Tawney who lodged a complaint. Writes "[w]e have no right to cut down our estimates and later increase them; and in so far as we have done this I would like to know, because I wish to make a public statement of it." Typed on White House stationery in blue ink with header The White House Washington. Stationery watermarked as Whiting's Woven Linen. One bust engraving of Taft included.

Background Information: Tawney was a Republican representative from Minnesota who served from 1893-1910.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930
Tawney, J. A. (James Albertus)., 1855-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentLawGovernment and CivicsCriminals and OutlawsFinanceEconomics

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