WT Waggoner to Cary T. Grayson




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




Dear Dr. Grayson

Your very highly esteemed letter reached me a few days ago and as I have felt so bad, I haven’t had pep enough to reply until now. I note what you say about us losing the sale of the horse in England. The party don’t want to sell him now at all. That’s all right. I feel like as long as we have money, there will always be horses for sale and we can buy them. Do you know anything about a colt that Mr. Dale is writing me about that is going to be sold at the September sale bred by the same horse as Insco, but not owned by Lord Wolavington. It seems like the dam of this particular colt Mr. Dale is writing me about is an outside mare bred to the same horse as INSCO.

In regard to the two fillies that you speak of that will be on sale at Saratoga Springs, Mr. Vestal and my son Paul are supposed to be there and anything that they should take a liking to, why I suppose they will buy. They are particularly stuck on Sir Galahad’s colts and I think went there to buy one or more of them. Anything you could do to help them along and keep them out of serious trouble I would take it as a very great favor.

Expect to return home about the first of the month. We have a hot election on now and if Mrs. Ferguson is elected I think we will have a fair chance to put our racing bill over. Be glad to hear from you any time that you feel disposed to write me, and when the weather gets cool in Texas I’d be more than glad to have you make me a visit and stay just as long as you will. I am always glad and proud to have a visit or even a line from you.

Thanking you very much for the information regarding the colts that are going to be sold at Saratoga, I am as ever,

Your friend,

WT Waggoner

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Waggoner, William Thomas (1852–1934), “WT Waggoner to Cary T. Grayson,” 1930 August 12, WWP16682, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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