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Root, Elihu (1845-1937) Instructions of the Secretary of War to Governor William H. Taft in the matter of the purchase of the Friar Lands in the Philippines.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01625.04 Author/Creator: Root, Elihu (1845-1937) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document Date: 9 May 1902 Pagination: 3 p.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01625.04 Author/Creator: Root, Elihu (1845-1937) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document Date: 9 May 1902 Pagination: 3 p.

Summary of Content: Because Congress has not yet acted on recommendations of the commission in regards to the Friar Lands of the Philippines and Taft cannot delay his return there, the President authorizes Taft to travel to Rome to determine which authorities of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines have the right to sell the lands. His errand is not diplomatic, but official assistance will be rendered to him.

People: Root, Elihu, 1845-1937
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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

Subjects: ReligionGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyPresidentAsiaSpanish American WarLand TransactionCatholicismVaticanGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyProgressive Era

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