The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 69
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last time saw him in Columbus. In somewhat of a hurry I
write this with the hope of soon hearing from you. Give my
affectionate regards to your wife. I am as ever your sincere
Guy M. Bryan.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, Dec. 29th, 1872.
Your letter from Fremont was received in due course of mail.
I have been away a good deal of late and since my return have
been sick or I should have written to you sooner.
I need not tell you I was glad to hear from you and happy
to hear that your uncle was improved in health. I love your
uncle, and I know he likes me; he is a noble hearted man. I
enjoyed his society so much when with him at his own home.
I am glad to hear that you and your wife and children are
all well and happy. I am sorry you were not returned to Con-
gress, for I hoped that you would see our condition in the South
and help us. You say that your C [andidate] was better than
mine for the country. I hope he will prove it, and that the
South will be regarded by him as part of the country. Mr.
Greeley was taken by the South because he was the nominee of
the Conservative or liberal Republicans; they would have sup-
ported any other honest Republican, yourself for instance, or
Mr. Adams had he been nominated. First, because they wanted
good government, and 2nd were willing to show the North that
they were for reconciliation on their terms. I fear however that
the South gets no credit for voting for the founder of the Re-
publican party and the Anti-Slavery champion. The condition
of the South is bad, and [in] many of the States is deplorable.
You ask what can you do. Let Congress and the Executive
treat us of the South in all respects as they treat Northern
States, and quit upholding thieves and tyrants. I use this lan-
guage not in passion, but because the words convey the right
You speak of traveling; when you do, if I have a home to
welcome you to, know no one in the wide world would be more
cheerfully and heartily received and welcomed within my doors
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