Colonel House to William G. McAdoo




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




My dear Friend

That was a fine statement you gave out yesterday from Washington. All the papers here are commenting on it editorially.

I wrote the President again the other day concerning Houston, but I have no idea what he will finally do. I take it, however, that his desire not to break up his Cabinet and Houston’s splendid record in the Agricultural Department will deter him from appointing him.

I wish I were with you to get the latest news. You made a lasting impression on those you met in Texas. I have been hearing compliments of you in every direction.

I am glad you had a chance to ride with Tom Ball in Houston. He will probably be the next Governor of Texas.

When I passed through Washington I asked Doctor Grayson to return me some letters which I left with the President from Walter Page and Governor Herrick. I want these as a memorandum to write to them and also to preserve my files. I have never heard from Doctor Grayson either directly or indirectly and I am wondering why. Will you not speak to him about the matter.

With love and best wishes, I am,

Your friend always,

EM House

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House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938, “Colonel House to William G. McAdoo,” 1914 February 20, WWP20796, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.