Senator Nelson asked that my
matter go over until next Mon
=day so that he could have a
statement and report printed!
Evidently he now knows that the
Com. is against him & Col. Phil
Thompson & Nye have urged him
to procure their arguments on the
law and facts - an arraignment
anew - to be printed so that it
can be used with other Senators.
It was stated that his report &c was
to be "secret" - from me evidently.
It went over at his request.
I telegraphed result to Shackleford
Judge Day & Ralph - New York.
I also telegraphed for Birch & I
intend now to organize a working
fight - will ask Committee for
copy of Nelsons report & a chance
to answer it in writing.
Birch will be here tomorrow.