The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 74
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
his administration a fair trial. He is pledged to the right side
of the most important administrative policy now before the
Country as a question, viz. the Civil Service Reform. He will
have a decided majority of the important branch of Congress
with him on the question, and can easily go forward in the right
The Republican Party is not condemned. It has its old
strength. Both parties made nominations which caused division
in their own ranks. The Republican Divisions, by a mere scratch
in the pivotal State, lose to their party the prize. It gains in
both Houses of Congress--carries the Senate, and with a fair
apportionment would tie the House.
The Constitutional Amendments-but it is of no use to argue-
the stream of time flows on-the march of events will not be
greatly changed. The people are the Government. Their char-
acter does not change with the results of elections. Years and
generations are required to change the people.
I hope you are for the Aid to Education in the States by the
Nation. It seems to be our best chance to bring up the neglected
elements of our population.
This is a longer talk than usual on politics. Like you I am a
looker on except as to Education. On that I am persistent, in
and out of season, before all sorts of Audiences.
Your trouble is mine-acres, taxes, meagre income-but lands
sell sometimes, and I do not borrow trouble because just now real
estate is dull of sale.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, Texas, Dec. 14, 1884.
Miss Betty Ballinger remarked that she would like to send Mrs.
Hayes and yourself a, barrel of pecans. With this you will find
bill of lading for one barrel of pecans grown on my plantation in
Wharton County. My son sent the barrel and enclosed two little
sacks to show the difference in pecans intending them for a little
girl friend of his here. I would not take them out and you can
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