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Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) to Sam Chapman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03921.36 Author/Creator: Mosby, John S. (1833-1916) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 May 1912 Pagination: 2 p. + env.

Summary of Content: Theodore Roosevelt's run on a third party ticket: "Teddy has knocked out Taft in one of the most surprising phenomena of history;"

Background Information: with

Full Transcript: 136. East Capitol St. Washington,
May 30th 1912.
Dear Sam: }
As I am not engaged}
in decorating I am
spending the day writing letters; have just mailed one to Willie who is ...due in S.F. next week. I had a very pleasant time in Richmond - went over to Petersburg & spent a night with Stith Balling. Also went last Friday to Baltimore as I had not seen Pauline & Ada since last Xmas. The way in wh. Teddy has knocked out Taft is one of the most surprising phenomina of history. I never could believe that Teddy wd. be a candidate until he actually announced himself. In Baltimore I called on the Cardinal & Mr. Bonaparte. We made no allusion to politics Except that Bonapart (who is my friend) announced that it might be better for me if he were [struck: s] in the Dept: of Justice. Still I am not for Teddy's nomination - hope it all may result in the nomination of Hughes, or Root. I suppose you have seen the Jane Munsey with my piece on Stonewall Jackson. There is a printers error in the third line of the heading - Bryan wrote (siege of Corinth) "would" the printer put c_ould. Near the End I wrote "has been"; the printer put "had" - I wrote Bonapart - printer put Napoleon. Some of the best things in my mn. are omited in both Munsey & Leslie. Speaking of my [inserted: being] shot when a prisoner. I said that several claimed credit for it & that in reply to one who wrote to me I wrote back that & I had Ever been guilty of such an act I wd. not admit it & that [strikeout] it co[inserted: u]ld never have been proved by me: [struck: Th] It is Eviled so as to make nonsense - "he" is inserted for I. Still I think my article on Jackson presents a view of the First Bull Run campaign that is new - I.E. that Johnston [struck: was] retreated from Harper's Ferry & that as Jackson left Winchester at noon on the 18th when the fight was going on at Blackburn's Ford Johnston could not reasonably have Expected his troops to reach there in time to reinforce Beauregard. Old Joe was really retreating. I shall go to Bedford August 1st _ Stop on the way at Massanutton Springs.
Yours Truly
Jno: S. Mosby (over)
[2] I omited to enclose this card to Willie in the letter just mailed to him - Please send it to him - It may be to his advantage to present it. There is a U.S. Cavalry Camp in the Philippines named - "John S. Mosby" -
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People: Chapman, Samuel Forrer, 1838-1919
Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraConfederate General or LeaderPresidentPoliticsGovernment and CivicsElectionVice President

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