The Writings of Carl Schurz/To Erving Winslow, January 28th, 1903

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New York, Jan. 28, 1903.

Yesterday I had a visit from Mr. Cleveland and a long conversation on the subject of imperialism. He warmly sympathizes with our views and will look for some fit occasion to make a pronouncement. He wishes to put forth a practical program “that his party can stick to.” I showed him Governor Boutwell's paper which he liked very much. We shall continue to correspond on the subject.

This, of course, is strictly confidential. It should not be made public that Mr. Cleveland will before long come out with a statement. He wants to choose his own time and a premature announcement might annoy him.