William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson




Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dear Doc

I haven’t heard from you in a long time. Why don’t you send me a line? The Democratic victories on November 7th ought to brace you up and make you willing to loosen up a bit on letter writing! If we handle our side of public questions well for the next two years, there will be a dDemocratic administration in Washington on March 4th, 1925.

When I was in Phoenix, Arizona, recently, CH Akers, owner and editor of the Arizona Gazette, whom I have known for more than ten years, called to see me and told me of the wonderful cure that the Brinkley operation had effected in him. He told me that he had arterio-sclerosis, his digestion was in bad shape, he had dizziness and headaches, could not sleep and had tried everything. Finally he went to Milford, Kansas, and took the Brinkley treatment. He says that it has absolutely restored him to good health, that his arterio-sclerosis is gone, he sleeps like a baby, has a good appetite, and his energy is fully restored. I told Herbert Quick about his treatment and as a result of his letter Dr. Brinkley wrote me and sent me a copy of his book. I sent the latter to you. Of course some of it reads rather like a quack, but I am told by people here as well as by Akers that this man is really performing wonders. If I were in the Governor’s condition I certainly would try this cure. Brinkley would go to Washington if you wanted him to, and perform the operation. I wish you would go out to Milford and examine the cure for yourself, and then be in a position to advise the Governor about it.

I was delighted to read his peppy litte speech on Armistice Day. I made three speeches myself, not one of which was nearly as good as his. One of these speeches was on the bonus question. I am going to send you a copy of it.

Give my love to Gertrude. I know the boys are wonders. Write and tell me how you are and how everything is going at Washington. This last election will certainly put the fear of God in their hearts, and God knows they deserved a licking more than any administration that ever sat in Washington.

Nell and the babies are fine. I wish you and Gertrude would come out this winter. We would give you a bully time.

Always affectionately yours,

William G. McAdoo

Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
1600 16th St., NW,
Washington, DC


Original Format






McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941, “William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson,” 1922 November 13, WWP16455, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.