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Fox, James D. (fl. 1902) to Theodore Roosevelt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01625.02 Author/Creator: Fox, James D. (fl. 1902) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 5 August 1902 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Thanks him for his letter and for clarifying for him the situation with the friars and their lands in the Philippines and the position of the United States government. Regrets the fact that the government of the United States has allowed the Friar Lands to be occupied, and warns that if "the Filipinos are allowed to disregard our laws in this connection now and proceed with impunity, it is not at all unlikely they will feel encouraged to encroach on some other people's rights in the near future." Clerical copy, typed on stationery of the Holy Name Society, branch no. 47. Signed as Societal Secretary.

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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

Subjects: ReligionPresidentCatholicismGovernment and CivicsAsiaSpanish American WarLand TransactionLawCivil RightsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyProgressive EraVice President

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