The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 73
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Bryan-Hayes Correspondence 73
lution in regard to Supreme Bench from Texas; the one we spoke
of is your man above all others. Hunt is not, is not deserving in
character, or right kind of ability, and I am not prejudiced in so
saying. Texas is opening her mind and heart to you; no appoint-
ment that you could make would commend you more to the judg-
ment of both parties here, than that of Ballinger, not Hancock.
If Southern members incline to you, treat them cordially and tie
them to you, for the people will sustain them in sustaining you.
Make the distinction in sustaining you and becoming Republicans.
You must allow for the natural feelings of man, and regard him
as he is, and not as he is not. I know you don't like long letters
and mine is already too long. Regards to Rogers and Webb.
Sincerely your friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
P. S. Gov. [E. J.] Davis may visit Washington. He is a bitter
partisan, but I believe he is an honest man. Ask him about Bal-
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