The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926

Bryan-Hayes Correspondence

THE BRYAN-HAYES CORRESPONDENCE
EDITED BY E. W. WINKLER
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HAYES TO BRYAN
MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE
UNITED STATES,
Headquarters Commandery of the State of Ohio.
Office of the Commander.
My dear Guy: Fremont 3 March 1885
The Pecans, after three months, reached here today in excellent
condition. Lucy pronounced them the finest she ever saw. Cer-
tainly they are very fine. I shall plant some of them.
We have had an unusually severe winter, and some business fail-
ures that involve me somewhat. I am liable on the paper of a Har-
vester Manufacturing Company to the extent of thirty thousand
dollars. My total liability will be about thirty five thousand. Of
this I must pay about twelve to fifteen thousand. This with my
other debts will make the load too heavy for comfort. But with
economy and careful management I hope to pull through without
large sacrifices of property. Uncle subscribed for the stock as a
public spirited citizen for the benefit of the Community. To carry
out his views I have become involved in it. It is now important
to me, personally, to have an early return of good times.
I like the indications from the President elect. His letter on
the Silver question is wise and bold. Indeed, I see nothing from
Cleveland that is not full of promise for good.
I expect to go to Atlanta during the month on the Slater Edu-
cation business. It will be done, if the Senate adjourns in time.
I will be the guest of Gov Colquitt.
Lucy and all are in usual health.
Sincerely
R. B. Hayes.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Bay Lake (Shoal Point P. 0.)
Galveston Co., August 20th, 1885.
Dear Rud:
It has been a long time since I have heard from you. The last

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