The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 302
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Witness these talks. Don't bore yourself to read them except when
nothing else is possible.
Sincerely as ever
R. B. Hayes
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, Sept. 22nd, 1887.
I enclose you a slip cut from the Galveston News of this date. I
have mailed you a paper, but send this for fear that may not reach
If I have trenched on your confidence you must excuse me for
the motive I had in saying what I did.
My health is better. My trip to Mexico did me good. I leave
in the morning for Brenham, to take a birthday dinner with my
brother Austin on the 25th prox. when he will be seventy. Joel is
there waiting for me; he is seventy two--will be seventy three in
Dec. next. On the 12th Jan. next I will be sixty seven.
My daughters are in Va. My youngest Guy is at school, and
Willie with his wife in Wharton.
Give my sincere regards to Mrs. Hayes and your children.
As ever your friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
P. 5. Mrs. Ballinger is no better. She is away from home
near San Antonio.
Hon. Rutherford B. Hayes
(Enclosure Galveston Daily News, September 22, 1887)
The News of September 18th quoted a paragraph from the Fre-
mont (Ohio) Democratic Messenger which contrasted General R.
B. Hayes and Governor J. B. Foraker. "General Hayes is patri-
otic, prudent and gentlemanly in his conduct under all circum-
stances." Taking his cue from this paragraph Colonel Bryan
briefly reviewed the decision of the Electoral Commission, and then
proceeded as follows:
"General Hayes and I were classmates at college for four years,
and to the present time have been intimate frinds. Shortly after
he was inaugurated president he wrote to me to come to Washing-
ton, saying, 'You can help me.'
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