The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 235
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that you might take advantage of your situation, and be a leading
spirit in this centennial year-breathing in your inaugural a feel-
ing that "the mystic chords of memory, stretching from every
battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone
all over this broad land, would swell the chorus of the Union when
again touched by the better angels of our nature." And on this
tide of patriotism, we could carry into the Presidency one who
would like Monroe be the President of a "New Era."
I am aware you and I occupy different standpoints geograph-
ically, and that your view might be mine did I occupy your stand.
As it is however, just consider what I said as the birth of a mind
moved by a heart breathing the notes of patriotism, of friendship
and personal affection, and not those of political party merely.
I have noticed your name frequently spoken of in connection
with the Presidency. I hope you will get the Republican nomina-
tion. The Radical party in the South I think worships the shin-
ing sun,81 but unlike the sunflower will not turn to him at setting.
I know your time is much occupied, and I will not consume more
of it. Do not forget to present me kindly to your wife, to Plait
and his daughters (your nieces)
Your friend as ever
Guy M. Bryan.
P. S. I think Banning Norton is one of the Delegates from this
State, to the Cin. Convention. His P. 0. is Dallas, Dallas Co.
He edits a paper and can help you with the Delegation if so dis-
posed. Can't you get some of his friends to write him on the
HAYES TO BRYAN
10 Feby 1876
My dear Guy:
Thanks for your note. I sent you the inaugural also. The new
duties are not unfamiliar, of course, but the interruptions from
various causes are much greater than when I was here before.
I know the sincerity of your advice, and I need not add that I
have confidence in your experience and judgment. The result you
desire is a possibility, but, as I see it, not at all probable. It is
'Perhaps, a reference to James G. Blaine.
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