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    A Theodore Roosevelt Letter with Excellent Political Content Regarding William Jennings Bryan Ever fascinated by military history and its artifacts, Theodore Roosevelt replies in 1915 to a gentleman who had written to tell him of a sword his grandfather, who had been a colonel at Waterloo, received from Wellington himself. Apparently the writer had also expressed his disagreement with Bryan over the Great War in Europe. Bryan had begun Woodrow Wilson's Presidency as his Secretary of State, but his pacifism led him to break with the internationalist Wilson. Theodore Roosevelt writes, "I am glad you are not with Mr. Bryan in his views about peace. I have really felt exasperated about Mr. Bryan. There is very much in him that I genuinely admire; and if only he would not go off at tangents he could do very much good for this country." Although they were of opposing parties, Roosevelt, who was quite a liberal on domestic social policy by the standards of his day, probably had some sympathy for the views of the old Populist in this area. But Teddy "never saw a war he didn't like," and was chomping at the bit for American involvement in the European war (in which he expected to play an active part). A significant content letter in fine shape, 7.5" x 9.5". Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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