Sunday. 18th- I feel discouraged and unhappy today - over the fact that it seems quite evident that my enemies are intending to make a vicious fight to prevent my confirmation before the U.S. Senate. If I could be there and fight - it would be different but to sit way off here in Alaska while a pack of wolves [previous word struck through] liars -(some of whom owe me more than any other person for even what they have eaten for four years). gather there to misrepresent my motives and actions is discouraging - The "Rampart Forum" - edited by J. B. Wingate is now vilifying me like a fish wife.