Tumulty has handed me your letter of July sixteenth about Mr. Waltham. I thank you sincerely for the suggestion and hope that it is not too late in the making up of our diplomatic list to consider it.
I often think of you and often wish that I might have you at hand to ask your service. There is one service which you could do us immediately and which I am going to take the liberty of suggesting to you. Mr. Bulkley of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, I know, has the greatest confidence in your judgment, and if you could stimulate him a little bit to support the administration heartily in its present bill, it would be immensely serviceable, because the difficulties (so far as they exist) seem to be in the Committee and not in the House itself.
Hon. Newton Baker,
Mayor of Cleveland.