Original Writings

        This section of the site is a record of letters of communication between Roosevelt and his associates.  As research (and time) permits, it will grow in the future.  Letters between Teddy and his family are kept private by his descendants (in accordance with the terms of his estate), but we hope that one day we will have access to these valuable writings as well.

From G. Wilcox Ubernachten*

        Dearest Theodore:

        It is with most dyre regret that I informe you tha' I cannot attend your prelymynary Guv'nyr's forum this Tues' eve.  My neyce Georganna has com' down wi' Ye pox and we hold silent vygyl untyl her recovery or (Yeoman Forbid) death.  I wysh you well in your kampf, and hope that you will keep my advisements in mynd.  [Illegible} your audience and knnowe that they wylle not   [Illegible] unless they jeauxnošalle your person and regale you fully. 

        Your rallying partner,

        G. Wilcox

        *Ubernachten was born into a Reformed Mennonite colony and never broke the outdated form of Germanic writing style.

To The New York Times

        Dear Sirs:

        I revile your attempts to squalter the knowledge of the citizenry at large.  No man among us could claim to have performed the evils of which you have accused me and my opponent during this race, and yet the accusations have come.  I do not claim to understand your motives, knowing only that scruples are lost when the primary motive is power.  However, I request that you discontinue your abuse of the First Amendment and allow the nation to function as a unity of being for the time being.  Let us now be calm in our efforts and capacities, knowing the path to be long and eaten away by the anxieties put forth by a rising tide of glucotomy, which destroys our way of life and means to live.  From this point, I hope that you will allow the People in their Sovreignty to make the news, as opposed to making the news for them as you have been over the last six months of this race, and forwithal that you should seek guidance in your understanding of the delicacy of this Great Process which constitutes our electoral status and allows the People in their aforementioned Sovreignty to maintain dignity through the ballot-box and the plowshare, respectively.

        Respectfully,

        Theodore Roosevelt

 

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