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Taft, William H. (1857-1930) to Talcott Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00240 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 28 March 1911 Pagination: 4 p. ; 26.7 x 20.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00240 Author/Creator: Taft, William H. (1857-1930) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 28 March 1911 Pagination: 4 p. ; 26.7 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Updates Williams, a political journalist, on the tense status of relations between the United States and Mexico in return for Williams' "seal of silence." Refers to an enclosed copied letter for United States Army Chief of Staff Leonard Wood, containing instructions for generals commanding 20,000 troops Taft ordered to the Mexican border in early March (not included). Informs Williams of anti-American riots in Mexico, and actions Mexico took to prevent the United States from building a dam near the Mexican border. States that Henry Lane Wilson, United States Ambassador to Mexico, confirms Mexican unrest under President Porfirio Diaz.

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard)., 1857-1930
Williams, Talcott, 1849-1928
Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915
Wilson, Henry Lane, 1857-1932
Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

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

Subjects: PresidentJournalismMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South America

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