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Roosevelt hopes he will be able to get Grosvenor A. Porter, a cousin of TR?s wife, confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Marshal after Oklahoma becomes a state, advising him, because of a divided territorial Republican party to ?let it be known that you are delighted to do what you can for all the heads of the organization, without regard to faction, so long as what they desire you to do is entirely straight ??
Important Typed Letter Signed ?Theodore Roosevelt? as President, 2 pages, 7? x 8.75?, separate sheets. On White House stationery, but written from his Oyster Bay home, Sagamore Hill, July 9, 1906. Headed ?Personal? in type. To Hon. G.A. Porter, a cousin of Edith K. Roosevelt, the President?s wife, United States Marshal, Ardmore, Indian Territory. Both pages are uniformly soiled especially on the second page and at the mid-horizontal fold which passes through Roosevelt?s surname. Good condition. In full, ?The most important thing for you to do is just what you have been doing, that is, so administer your office that all the best people will feel that you are about the best official in the Territory. It may be that I may be able to secure your confirmation by the Senate without much active support from the Senators from the new State. But if the Senators choose to oppos
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