The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922 Page: 221
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are quite right, I confess, in looking forward with some solici-
tude, in casting about for the remedy. Whether I can agree with
you in that is more than I can tell until I hear your views more
You evidently desire to remove the whole subject from Con-
gress, all action upon it, also all discussion of it in Congress.
I do not know beyond this what remedy you would propose. To
that extent we might perhaps agree. How much fa[r]ther we
can go together on this vexed question I cannot guess, but from
past differences am inclined to think we should separate before
Now as to another matter. Your becoming a candidate for
Congress. I have changed on that subject. If you can get the
nomination by making proper efforts I would make, them. And
being once in the field, (if after a survey you think you can
win,) go ahead and if you fail of success it will probably not
injure you, if you win, no doubt you will take a high position
in your party and before the Country. I should hope that a
term at Washington would correct some views you now hold
which seem to me not merely sectional but local. At any rate
I shall see you oftener. You never can go into Congress under
more favorable circumstances and I hope you will make the race
if the prospect of winning is fair.
Old Trow turned up as a member of the Senate of Michigan,
a fierce Republican-writes as heartily and enthusiastically as
ever in reply to a note I wrote him.
Uncle and Mother are both in feeble health this winter. Uncle
frequently inquires after you with a warm interest. Doug Case
is likely to return to Columbus to practice medicine with Dr.
Little. My love to Stephen and all.
Sincerely as ever
R. B. Hayes.
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