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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to my dear boys and girl

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.40 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 March 1908 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes that the Paris-New York Automobile Contest will reach Nome next winter. Regrets Roosevelt is not running in this year's presidential election because "he has certainly proved himself to be the man of the hour." Thinks Taft "will be the best" and likes Bryan but thinks he has little chance of winning. Rejects Cummings and La Follette. Believes the trusts will try to elect a president who will favor them but be bad for the people. States he voted for Garfield who was the "middle one of our martyred presidents," and mentions that Owen will be able to vote in this election.

People: Horsfall, Charles

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

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, Alaska, Gold Rush, Frontiers and Exploration, Transportation, President, Politics, Election, Government and Civics, Finance, Assassinations, Suffrage

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