The Writings of Carl Schurz/To Charles Francis Adams, Jr., August 30th, 1903

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Bolton Landing, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1903.

This is one of the occasions on which I wish I were rich myself, which I am not, and which I am ordinarily glad I am not. It is a great pity Welsh is no longer on the ground. He was very efficient in getting money, which I am sorry to say I am not.

I enclose two newspaper clippings on the [George] Gray case, one from the Springfield Republican, the other from the Evening Post. I have heard the same opinions expressed by several other respectable people. You see, I am not the only stickler for soundness of character in connection with the Presidential office. When a man speaks of something “binding his conscience,” it should mean something.