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Typed Letter, signed ("Gutzon Borglum"), to industrialist Curtis Freshel in Chestnut Hill, Mass. , concerning political suggestions for opposing the Harding Administration in forthcoming elections
Stamford, Connecticut, july 8, 1922. 4to. 1-1/2 pp., on "Borgland" letterhead. Very good. In custom crimson cloth portfolio . A fine letter from the prickly Borglum, whose political infighting is on full display in this sparkling letter to the industrialist Curtis Freshel: "-1 feel that the North Dakota victory is largely a personal one that shows how easy things can be accomplished, for I really did very little more than make butter out of conditions that are ripe allover the country for the same results. Very little money, some real intelligence, common-sense, energy and instant action will upset the whole army of nobodies [Harding and his administration] that are misdirecting our national affairs. I would like to have a couple of hours with Fuller. Have you found out anything more about Walker? What do you think of getting Myrick into the ring, churning up qUite a following for the sake of pull ing the vote away from Lodge, and then withdrawing in favor of Walker? Myrick is not ready to take office - he doesn't want it. He is rather being crowded into the water at this time, but he feels about the national situation as we do, and he might be very useful aid in this manner ... Do you know anybody in Nebraska? We have got to elect Howell at the Primaries, or we will get Jeffries, a reactionary Republican, or Hitchcock, who is the same kind of a creature with another label. The Reactionaries are doing exactly what they did in Iowa, however, with chance of some success ... Did you read Harding's speech at Marion? He is smarting under the pricks and he can't scold me, but he is madder than the devil at my frank letters to him telling him what happens. I have been curiously fortunate in informing him of nearly all the bad things that have come to his group for the last year and a hal f well in advance before they happen ... Have you noticed that the bonus is practically retired, and that the ship subsidy, Harding's baby, is gone? Of course, this means confusion at the top and McCumber is no longer leader. I t means, in other words, exactly what I said it would mean, that if we could destroy their leader we would wreck their legislative plan."
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