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Root, Elihu (1845-1937) [Copy of a telegram from Secretary of War Root to William Howard Taft]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01625.03 Author/Creator: Root, Elihu (1845-1937) Place Written: Washington Type: Telegram Date: 14 July 1902 Pagination: 7 p.

Thanks him for the succesful result of his negotiations with the Vatican about the Friar Lands in the Phillipines. Explains the position of the United States government toward these lands. He is to represent this position to the Phillipine government and to church authorities in the Philippines.

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