The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 64
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston Dec 15th 1871.
Your reply to mine to meet me on my return from Waukesha
via N. Y. did not reach me until a week after I had been in
N. Y. otherwise we should have met at the house of your good
Uncle. The day I left Toledo you left Columbus for Fremont.
How I regretted I did not telegraph you on my arrival at Toledo.
I got there Saturday night, staid over Sunday and left Monday
afternoon. I wrote to your Uncle from Toledo. No visits I
made during my absence were personally more satisfying than
those I made to you and your Uncle. I shall look with deep
interest and affectionate anxiety for reports from your uncle
until the mild weather of next year sets in. I wanted him to
promise me that if I came back by Fremont that he would come
here with me, but he said no; change now. could not benefit but
would injure him. His genuine friendship and simple, direct
affectionate hospitality brought back the past, and my heart
gushed forth one continuous flow of affection for him. I felt
and feel toward him the cherished feelings of youth. May he
pass through this and many winters to come.
I occupy with my family two rooms in my residence in this
place, boarding with the family to whom I rent the premises.
My health is still not good and I fear that it will never again be
strong. I obtained great relief in New York from electricity-
more than from any other quarter or source. My rheumatism is
not near so troublesome as it was last winter. I may again leave
home next spring if I can raise the means; in what direction I
shall wander I have not yet determined.
In regard to politics dear Rud let me feel that I may have
some influence with you and through you with your Party.
Republicanism here is not as it is with you. To us it is what
Tammany is in N. Y. Now when theft, tyranny and vileness of
every kind can be embraced without compunction and loss of
self respect, then and only then, can you expect the Southern
people to become Republicans, on account of the pictures pre-
sented to- them at home. Had a good and virtuous picture been
presented to us, with the black element, your party would have
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