Early Letters by Terre Hauteans

Transcript*

Letter from G. W. Davis
to Samuel M. Huston

February 17[?], 189[4?]

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                                          [Letterhead as follows]

Fifty-Fourth Congress                                                       Committee on Manufactures,
        ----                                                                                          
House of Representatives U. S.
Lewis DeWart Apsley, Chairman.
Charles E. Coffin          Monroe H. Kulp.
Frederick Halterman.    Clifton B. Beach.                                 
Washington, D. C., [script] Feb [17th ?] 189[4?]
George W. Faris.           Paul J. Sorg.
Rosseau O. Crump.       Adolph Meyer.
Alexander Stewart.        William R McKenney. 

S. M. Huston, Esq.
                   Terre Haute, Ind. 

Dear Sam.:
         Your recent letter on the Post Office
situation is received, and I note what you
say.  I admire your  frankness, and ex-
pected to have a talk with you when at home,
but we did not meet.  I am sure that I de-
sire the the best thing done in our appointment,
and do not desire that any set of men shall
be set up, or any other set turned down, by
the recommendation I make, I take it,
that no matter what recommendation I
make, there will be a feeling caused by it, and
the concern I have is, to take the course

 

 

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that will cause the least injury. It is an
unpleasant thing to face a condition
which promises to turn good friends
against one, but as General Grosvenor
says, It is a part of the medicine that we
must take.  I trust that the diliberate
judgement of our leading republicans will
be, that I shall have tried to do the best, ac-
cording to the way I will understand the
situation. It is impossible to please
every body and the effort must be directed to
doing the least injury to all interests con-
cerned.
          Thanking you for your letter, and in-
voking any expression from you that
you may think proper,  I am,
                    Yours very truly,
                                    G. W. Davis 

 

 

  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.