The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 67
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and honored citizen of the State of Louisiana, that you would
simply refer to him as the Historian of the State and a friend
of Bancroft, and one like himself who has incurred party resent-
ment for maintaining his right of private judgment. He will be
an applicant for the position of naval officer at this Port. He
has the strong recommendation of General [Randall L.] Gibson
and Mr. [E. John] Ellis, the two Representatives from the City.
I advised his wife to get him to send Hayes a copy of his work
and to go in person to Washington. She asked me if I thought
it improper to solicit at your hands a commendation on my judg-
ment of her husband's fitness for the position and his integrity
and rectitude as a man. Upon this request this letter is written.
I am aware of your delicacy of feeling in matters of this nature,
but you may depend on all I have said of Judge Gayarre as strictly
You will learn thro the mail, that will carry this, of the issuance
of orders to remove the bayonets from the Seat of Governmlent.
This will make memorable the opening of the Second Century of
our national life and give to Hayes' administration an eclat un-
rivalled save by that of Washington.
Remember me with kindness to the Jacks and Ballingers. Adieu.
A. F. Axson.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAN39
Hayes Sincere and Inflexible in a Patriotic Policy-Interview with
Hon. Guy M. Bryan Since His Visit to the White House
It being understood that Hon. Guy M. Bryan, on his return
from his late visit to the White House as the guest of the Presi-
dent and his family, had indicated in private conversation that he
had been very deeply and favorably impressed with the statesman-
ship, patriotism, sincerity and purity of Mr. Hayes, a News re-
porter was sent to Mr. Bryan in order to obtain from him for pub-
lication such facts and conclusions in this connection as might be
of public interest. For the sake of convenience and perspicuity,
the colloquy which ensued is reduced to the somewhat formal shape
of a series of questions and answers.
Reporter: You are credited, Col. Bryan, with a confirmed con-
viction of the sincerity and disinterestedness in what is commonly
called his "Southern policy." Have you any special reasons, not
generally known, for this conviction? Do you believe that the
leading features of the policy were predetermined in the settled
views and sentiments of Mr. Hayes before he was President, or
even a presidential candidate, and that they could not possibly
Galveston News, May 27, 1877.
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